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    Cross compiling environments with debian
    Contributed by Anonymous on Friday, June 15 @ 11:17:17 BST

    As I recently purchased an Agenda palm-Top I started asking myself about the cross-compiling issue. You have to Install the whole tool-chain for every target system you want to address. (let's say, I awant to compile Cygwin and Mips R300 agenda-Binaries with one Host-Machine)
    Isn't there a clean way to use a system wide compiler-Frontend with all the include header stuff and a seperate backend for each target system (consisting of the Compiler-Backend, asm-tools, shared libraries and so on)

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  • "Cross compiling environments with debian" | Login/Create Account | 3 comments

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    Re: Cross compiling environments with debian (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, June 16 @ 11:05:58 BST

    heres a working link to

    You might want to ask the guys at how they setup for cross compiling.
    They are the ipaq guys, but it cant be that different can it ?

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    Re: Cross compiling environments with debian (Score: 2, Informative)
    by joeyh on Sunday, June 17 @ 00:34:41 BST
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    Take a look at the dpkg-cross package. It provides a framework for installing libraries for the systems(s) you're cross-compiling from, and can even cross-compile debian packages. Some assembly is required, but it's a good start.

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    Re: Cross compiling environments with debian (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, June 21 @ 23:23:38 BST

    Yes, you have to install a separate toolchain (and development headers) for every target.

    Look at the file /usr/share/doc/gcc-2.95/README.cross. It will tell you how to build a cross-compiling toolchain for many of the Debian architectures. It also explains how to convert lib*-dev packages using dpkg-cross to be cross-compiling -dev packages.

    You can theoretically use gcc's -b and -V options to access cross-compiling toolchains, but most people use mipsel-linux-gcc (etc.), or better, fix Makefiles to understand $(CROSS).

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