Subject: Re: A generic crossbuilding toolchain?
To: Tonnerre LOMBARD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/2006 13:41:22
On Sat, 4 Mar 2006, Tonnerre LOMBARD wrote:
> Would it be possible to create some kind of generic crossbuilding toolchain
> for pkgsrc like the one we have for src right now?
Crossbuilding is not a completely supported concept in pkgsrc. It *partly*
works for some targets (pkgsrc/crosspkgtools), but it is by no means
complete. Those tools use software emulators to run target binaries as if
they were on the target arch, because a lot of packages run (target)
programs as part of their build processes.
Much work will still have to be done before this is a concept that can be
made generic -- and not the least of that work is making a framework for
generic software emulators for the reason I mention above.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>