linux cross-development (was: Re: /dev/null: No such file or
Marc G. Fournier
scrappy at freebsd.org
Wed Sep 20 14:46:39 PDT 2006
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> (from Tue, 19 Sep 2006 21:41:27
>> What happened to the linux_devtools port (which is supposed to take
>> care of this) - was it never updated to parity with linux_base?
> No. There are several reasons.
> The current devtools port is a mess and interfered with the old linux_base
> port in undesirable ways (can't remember exactly how, I would have to have a
> look at it again). Bringing it into shape would be a lot of work (nobody
> stepped up so far, but I didn't asked for help for this because of the next
> To cross-develop you need a full system, the linux_base port is a lean and
> mean system. The current linux_base port is designed to extend the FreeBSD
> system and to provide a good user experience for those ports which are
> available in the ports collection (and most probably for a lot of other
> applications). We rely on the fallthrough to the native stuff in various
> places (e.g. we have symlinks to the corresponding FreeBSD configs where it
> applies). Doing a chroot into /compat/linux may work for some use cases, but
> not for all (and you need to do a chroot for cross-compiling, else you may
> pickup FreeBSD native stuff and get a lot of trouble) and it is not advised
> to to a chroot into it (I should add a note about this to the port...).
> The linux_dist ports are full linux systems. You can chroot into them and you
> already have all you need (and you can use the gentoo package-stuff to add
> additional stuff).
Just curious, but why are the linux_dist ports trying to create devices in
the dev directory? shouldn't one be using devfs to mount devices?
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