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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3]: Replace kernel/timeconst.pl with kernel/timeconst.sh
    Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
    > I assume that the NFS-mounted root filesystem is a real distribution.

    Not unless you call uClinux (MMU-less) a real distribution, no.

    > > (* - No MMU on some ARMs, but I'm working on ARM FDPIC-ELF to add
    > > proper shared libs. Feel free to fund this :-)
    >
    > The above mentioned ARMs have a MMU. Without MMU, it would be truly
    > insane IMHO.

    We have similar cross-build issues without MMUs... I.e. that a lot of
    useful packages don't cross-build properly (including many which use
    Autoconf), and it might be easier to make a native build environment
    than to debug and patch all the broken-for-cross-build packages.
    Especially as sometimes they build, but fail at run-time in some
    conditions.

    But you're right it's probably insane to try. I haven't dared as I
    suspect GCC and/or Binutils would break too :-)

    I'm sticking instead with "oh well cross-build a few packages by hand
    and just don't even _try_ to use most of the handy software out there".

    You mentioned ARM Debian. According to
    http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort one recommended method of
    bootstrapping it is building natively on an emulated ARM, because
    cross-building is fragile.

    -- Jamie


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