Subject: Re: Cross-build doesn't work i386->sparc
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 04/16/2002 19:21:00
On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Greywolf wrote:
: # : Also, I'm trying to find the notes which explain how to do a cross-build
: # : in pkgsrc.
: # Uh, "you don't." Pkgsrc is not cross-build compatible.
: "What?!? Why the hell not?!?"
Because 70%+ of third party software out there (*including* software shich
uses autoconf) is not cross-build-aware, and will break. Remember that
`src' is a build structure that we tightly control, but `pkgsrc' simply
defers to the third party package's build structure with minor to no
There's currently no provision in pkgsrc to try making the other 30%
cross-compile reliably, much less the 70% that have to be reengineered
However, you're free to try starting such an effort. 8-)
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