[discuss] Problem building cross compiler for x86_64

Kai Ruottu karuottu@mbnet.fi
Thu Jan 19 12:26:00 GMT 2006

Mike Frysinger wrote:

>On Thursday 19 January 2006 06:18, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>Why would you need to build glibc when you want a cross compiler?
>uhh, because your native glibc wont work on the target ?
 Nobody thinks using the host glibc but the target glibc, which is 
already built and tested in those
"existing Linux target" cases...

 But why to "reinvent the wheel"?

 I think that the idea is the same as expressed in the Finnish author 
Pentti Haanpää's short story
"Noitaympyrä" ("The Sorcerer's Circle") about a forest worker who 
decides to go to the USSR
in the 1930's and take part in the "creating a better world" there, 
people starting from absolute
scratch and not using anything existing from the bad capitalistic 
world.... SuSE seems to be one
part of this bad capitalistic world :-)  And Gentoo should be too...

 If the target system is the Novell's SuSE Linux 9.3/x86_64, these 
people don't want to use
anything from it but like to produce their toolchain from absolute 
scratch, and finally replacing
the whole target Linux distro with the stuff produced with this 
from-scratch made toolchain...
Using any prebuilt Gentoo stuff in a crosstoolchain for Gentoo should be 
just as bad sin.

 As Jan told, all kind of bad "Bernsteinian socialists" really can start 
their "bettering the world"
from the existing situation, to use the existing target glibcs directly 
in their crosstools for SuSEs,
Red Hats, Debians, Mandrivas, Gentoos etc.  As sad as this sounds, I'm 
one of these...

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