Subject: Re: corss-building on osx
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/2006 18:37:06
In article <>,
Ken Hornstein  <> wrote:
>>Is there a general guideline for cross-building on osx?
>>I'm trying to build i386 -current but if I say -m i386 tools, it will
>>fail in "gas".  If I do tools with -m macppc, they build, but then a
>>-m i386 distribution will fail.  I feel like I'm missing something
>>easy, but the tools differences is confusing because I thought
>> would magically know which tools it needed to build.
>The key here is you need a case-sensitive filesystem (this is actually
>documented in the distribution, but it's not easy to find unless you
>look for it).  By default HFS is not.  I rebuilt my machine to have a
>case-sensitive HFS system; once I did that, everything worked.

We would like to be able to cross-build on "case preserving/case insensitive"
filesystems, so if you find problems, please send-pr.