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Re: i386->powerpc cross compiler

On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 08:46:08AM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 04:27:22PM +0300, Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> > On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, David N. Welton wrote:
> > 
> > > Any plans to create an i386 to powerpc gcc crosscompiler package?  I
> > > think we'd increase our popularity amongst the embedded folks who use
> > > PPC.
> > 
> > I was actually thinking about creating one myself, but I cannot promise
> > when that will be, it might be tomorrow or in one month. To be frank, I
> > may need this for my work (though not embedded-oriented), but things are
> > a bit vague so far. Still, I too think it would be nice to have and I
> > actually think of having a whole series of cross-compilers from and to
> > each and every debian platform available. (section: cross-compilers?)
> Ew.
> I really dislike having these available as packages; they are easy to
> build, very limited target audience, and very large/complex.  Having to
> maintain a separate source tree for gcc for each target would be a
> nightmare; building them out of the gcc package would probably push its
> build time up to something truly obscene.

At one time I was comtemplating adding a target to gcc's build so that it
could create a cross compiler package. Wouldn't be done by default, or put
into the archive, but would be there as a starting point for people who
wanted to create a cross compiler package (just set the target arch, and
"debian/rules binary-x-compiler", or some such).


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