Planning for Cross-LFS/Multi-Architecture 7.x Release
lfs at jg555.com
Sat Apr 23 09:06:55 PDT 2005
Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Matthew Burgess wrote:
>> Once a get a spare hour or so I'll take a look at this thread properly
> > to see what you lot have been so busy with :)
> Firstly, thanks to everyone who participated in this discussion. It's
> been a while since we've had such an in-depth, informative and well
> reasoned debate!
> Secondly, there were some concerns regarding having to reboot into the
> target environment. Note that this is a technical requirement because
> for the majority of host != target builds, the host won't be able to
> run binaries built for the target environment. Obviously though, not
> everyone will be cross-building. Therefore it would be prudent to
> provide the 'chroot' instructions where a reboot isn't required. I
> believe the XML can be massaged into allowing the correct set of
> instructions dependent on whether or not the reboot is required.
> Failing that, we simply give folks a choice. I realise this deviates
> slightly from the "linear" style that the book has followed up until
> now. However, building LFS is complex as it is - even more so when
> considering the cross-building techniques. I don't think asking the
> user a simple question of "is your host the same arch as your target
> box" is unreasonable.
We have put in a choice.
> I think the only other point of contention is the necessity of some
> additional tools (SSH, etc.) to facilitate building on some non-x86
> arches. I believe these can be added by the maintainers of those
> arches, and surrounded by the necessary XML magic to prevent those
> that won't need them from seeing them.
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