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Re: debian/dists/stable/main/binary-i386/devel/binutils-mipsel-linux.deb,gcc-mipsel-linux.deb, etc.

On Wed, 8 Aug 2001, Florian Lohoff wrote:

> We had this discussion before and i know the positions tend to be
> very different. Most of todays autoconfiged software is difficult to
> cross-compile. Everything in the debian distribution is compiled natively
> and this will stay this way. The debian gcc/binutils source packages
> contained the hooks for cross-binutils and cross-gcc but they have been
> disabled as the number of users is VERY low and the compile times for 10+
> binutils are very long for slow archs like mips/mipsel/m68k etc.

Ah, but if you have working cross-build support, you can build all of the
mips->xx cross-compiler packages using an i386->mips cross-compiler...


Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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