something completely different
Alexander at Leidinger.net
Fri Aug 31 11:26:58 UTC 2007
Quoting "Arno J. Klaassen" <arno at heho.snv.jussieu.fr> (from 31 Aug
2007 12:43:58 +0200):
doc@ CCed, they could make a FAQ out of this (or a oart of the
linuxulaor chapter in the handbook).
> since a while, linux_base does not install a compiler
> any longer (whilst gcc-4.0.2-8.fc4.src.rpm still is
> in SRC_DIST_FILES).
To satisfy the GPL for the binary libgcc RPM.
> In some circumstances (e.g. for me needing some
> linux .o files in a further freebsd Makefile) makes
> using linux_dist chroot impossible (or at least
> very clumsy).
Did you thought about building a cross-compiler instead?
> Would it be possible to reinclude gcc in linux_base or
> add a devel/linux32-gcc port
> (I made one locally which uses (not updated since a while) :
If we include such a port, people would expect that it just works. But
this is not the case, it's dangerous. You can not guarantee that the
linux gcc will pick up the right includes/libs. You can be lucky, or
not (without noticing).
For this reason I suggest one of the linux_dist ports and a chroot
into it when a complete linux-env is needed, and a cross-compiler when
no autoconf-like processing in the linux-env has to be done. This is a
much cleaner and safer solution.
The notion of a "record" is an obsolete
remnant of the days of the 80-column card.
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