Re: debian/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/devel/binutils-mipsel-linux.deb,gcc-mipsel-linux.deb, etc.
On Mon, 6 Aug 2001, Pete Popov wrote:
> Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:
> > The reason why I ask is that I've spent a lot of time trying to build a gcc
> > 3.0 / glibc 2.2.3 mipsel cross-toolchain and I am still not done. But,
> > building toolchains isn't what I want to spend my time doing. I think there
> > must be more people like me that just want to cross-build their apps. Will
> > every one of us spend time building our own toolchains? Seems like a waste
> > of time. The learning curve is steep enough, not to mention the iteration
> > time wasted in mistakes.
> > In the past I've simply used toolchains built by other people. I would like
> > to continue this tradition. :-)
> So why not download the MontaVista MIPS Journeyman CD and install the
> cross toolchain? All of the mvista packages are cross built and the
> cross toolchain is quite up to date. The Journeyman CD includes the
> native toolchain as well, for those who insist on natively building
> packages. Using the cross tools you can rebuild the mvista packages
> easily from the source rpms. Doing that on a 1.2G x86 cpu sure beats an
> old 100MHz 4400.
> I'm not sure why so many people are trying to build their own cross
> toolchain when someone else has already done it.
The fact that you say 'source rpms' here seems to be a strong hint why. RPMs
aren't the most useful thing in the world to those using Debian as their
development platform, as I would suspect many of those on the debian-mips
mailing list are doing.