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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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