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    SubjectRe: PATCH [0/3]: Simplify the kernel build by removing perl.
    On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 11:18:03AM +0100, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
    > On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:50:31PM -0600, Mark A. Miller wrote:
    > > On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:35 PM, Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
    > > >> There are several other packages which are broken for embedded
    > > >> architectures, which I will hopefully attempt to fix by submitting patches
    > > >> upstream. But this is why we should be cautious about including new tools
    > > >> for compiling the kernel. Sam Ravnborg was correct in that a C program to do
    > > >> the work would be the proper way. But by not addressing a currently existing
    > > >> problem with an adequate replacement with something that does not exist
    > > >> currently, seems faulty.
    > > >
    > > > Why are "make headers_install" such a crucial thing for your
    > > > embedded environmnet?
    > >
    > > Sanity check. If the environment cannot replicate itself, then
    > > something has been faulty in the cross-compiling stage, that was used
    > > to propagate a native environment for the target architecture.
    >
    > So you actually build your target toolchain on your target?
    >
    This happens in a lot of places, like embedded gentoo ports, where almost
    all of the work is sent across distcc to a cross-compilation machine. In
    systems that use package management, it is done on the host through
    emulation, or painfully cross-compiled.


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