general questions about sysroot in building a toolchain

Robert P. J. Day
Thu Sep 29 13:45:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005, Dan Kegel wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > let me ask a simpler question regarding this whole sysroot thing,
> > then. what is the advantage in selecting a USE_SYSROOT build when
> > running crosstool?  what do i get out of it?
> IIRC, there was no other way to get a working x86_64 toolchain.
> Dunno why.
> > so the questions remains -- if i use a sysroot approach in
> > building my toolchain, do i have any need for that sys-root
> > directory afterwards? is it necessary for the *use* of the
> > toolchain once it's been built?
> Yes.
> Why does it bug you so much?

it doesn't now that i have been clued in on how it all hangs together.


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