[discuss] Problem building cross compiler for x86_64

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Thu Jan 19 12:44:00 GMT 2006

On Thursday 19 January 2006 07:28, Kai Ruottu wrote:
> 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...

and what if the glibc didnt exist already ?  just because SuSE/x86_64/glibc 
exists doesnt mean SomeOtherDistro/x86_64/glibc exists

>  But why to "reinvent the wheel"?

if that's your logic, i dont see why we have multiple distros out there ... 
everyone is reinventing the distro wheel then

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