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Re: Using for cross builds

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 11:24:47PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
 > >  In our environment, the desire is to build the tools once, keep them
 > >  on a read only mounted file system.  Tools only updated when needed
 > >  for everyone.  I believe at one time I read that there was a flag to
 > >  inhibit (re)building tools.
 > Wow, a read-only TOOLDIR!  I haven't heard of anybody else trying that,
 > and it's outside the intended scope of, but I expect that it
 > would not be too difficult to make it work.  I don't have time to work
 > on it now, but if you can make it work and submit patches, then I am
 > sure there would be some interest in getting them committed.

Isn't there an option/setting/something for skipping the tools build
completely from I think it's underdocumented intentionally
to discourage people who don't know what they're doing from using it
and getting in trouble, but I think it does exist. Using that should
make read-only tools work fine.

David A. Holland

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