Putting cross compilers into Fedora

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 11:44:51 UTC 2010


On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 07:21:51AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
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>On 09/01/2010 06:41 AM, David Howells wrote:
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>> Would it be worth our while putting into Fedora basic gcc and binutils rpms
>> for cross compilers for all the Linux arches?  I keep finding the need to
>> compile kernels for arches other than the x86_64 boxes I normally use, and I
>> keep borrowing prebuilt compilers off others (usually Al Viro - thanks Al!) to
>> do this.
>> 
>> However, as the kernel advances, older compilers cease being able to compile
>> it, so I have to go finding new compilers again.
>> 
>> It would be much easier if I could just yum install them.
>> 
>> Any thoughts on whether it would be worthwhile?
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>I can't see why it wouldn't be. There's even a precedent for it:
>https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Windows_cross_compiler

There are other cross compilers for actual architectures as well.  Arm, msp430,
and avr I think.  Overall, the idea sounds very worthwhile to me.

josh


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