Subject: Re: pkgsrc cross-build (again)
To: Ian Zagorskih <>
From: Krister Walfridsson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/26/2005 20:50:12
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Ian Zagorskih wrote:

> Hubert Feyrer: On a userland level, work is underway to do something like 
> Usermode Linux on steroids: not only are system calls, etc. trapped, but also 
> CPU instructions, which allows running non-native binaries. An example 
> implementation of NetBSD/arm32 binaries running pkgsrc bulk builds on a 
> NetBSD/i386 system was demonstrated at the pkgsrcCon in May 2004 in Vienna, 
> and it was very impressive to see the system compile packages in 
> near-realtime.
> ---cut---
>'s possibly. Where can i get information about cross-building arm32 
> packages on x86?

You can find some information in my paper from EuroBSDCon 2004:

I had planned to release it a long time ago, but I have had too
much to do at work, and not really had any energy to work on
this...  I am however making progress, and expect to commit this
to pkgsrc during March.