crosstool: target names + filename prefixes

Daniel Kegel
Thu Oct 28 17:18:00 GMT 2004

Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> I'm currently doing some experiments w/ the latest crosstool.
> The build seems to be fine, but now some questions about best 
> practise for production system installation ...
> a) I'm doing no real crosscompile, instead using it for cleanroom
>    (jail) builds via sysroot. 
>    Should I somehow fake the platform identifier to be able to
>    pass it via --host=xxx to applications ? 

No need to fake it.  Run config.guess to see what it is.

However, if you're going to the trouble of using a jail,
and you're not cross-compiling, you don't need to pass
--host, --build, or --target when configuring apps, I think.

> b) I'd like to have short binary names (w/o platform), when 
>    passing the commands to the builders. How can I specify this ?

You should create symlinks yourself after building crosstool.

One other thing: you might want to edit the spec file of the
resulting toolchain so it doesn't think it's a cross-compiler.
Otherwise it won't search your jail's /lib and /usr/lib.

- Dan

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