Subject: Re: corss-building on osx
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/2006 19:37:04
I actually reformatted to case sensitive hfs.  I guess I'm trying to
figure out if -m i386 will correctly build tools and the rest of the

On 1/26/06, Christos Zoulas <> wrote:
> 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 insensit=
> filesystems, so if you find problems, please send-pr.
> christos