On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 07:21:51AM -0400, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
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On 09/01/2010 06:41 AM, David Howells wrote:
> Would it be worth our while putting into Fedora basic gcc and binutils rpms
> for cross compilers for all the Linux arches? I keep finding the need to
> compile kernels for arches other than the x86_64 boxes I normally use, and I
> keep borrowing prebuilt compilers off others (usually Al Viro - thanks Al!) to
> do this.
> However, as the kernel advances, older compilers cease being able to compile
> it, so I have to go finding new compilers again.
> It would be much easier if I could just yum install them.
> Any thoughts on whether it would be worthwhile?
I can't see why it wouldn't be. There's even a precedent for it:
There are other cross compilers for actual architectures as well. Arm, msp430,
and avr I think. Overall, the idea sounds very worthwhile to me.