[pkg-fso-maint] debian: setting up cross compiling?

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sun Dec 7 17:07:58 UTC 2008


Am Samstag, den 06.12.2008, 18:12 +0100 schrieb arne anka:
> i decided to have a look at rosetta  
> (http://www.handhelds.org/project/rosetta/) and would like to set up a  
> cross compiling environment for eclipse (see  
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Development_with_Eclipse).
> there#s a lot of packages for cross compiling available in the repostories  
> -- but no meta package to install everything needed at once.
> all howtos so far explain how to build the toolchain from source, but with  
> the debian packages and all, that seems pretty pointless to me.
> so, any of you guys set up a real cross compiling environment (ie not  
> pbuilder) with the debs available? and if so, what to do and which  
> pitfalls to avoid?

Debian itself is mostly not cross-compilable. I think you want to have a
look at emdebian[1] – it’s an effort to make Debian cross-compilable and
better suitable for embedded devices, e.g. by making smaller packages.

I’d be very interested to hear how that goes.


[1] http://www.emdebian.org/

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