embedded ubuntu?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Tue Jul 18 01:54:25 BST 2006

On 7/17/06, Anderson Lizardo <andersonlizardo at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
> Do you have any preference on a cross-build solution?
> http://www.emdebian.org/ lists various cross-compilation tools (see
> left menu), maybe we can pick one or two and do some comparisons.
> I personally find Scratchbox easy to use (I use it at work), but I can
> test other tools too.

Aw, Scratchbox is for people who want to get something done.
REAL men fix packages so they can crosscompile without
crutches like Scratchbox.
One of the main roadblocks to getting normal packages to crosscompile
are evil uses of the AC_TRY_RUN autoconf macro.
David Eggert has received several patches for autoconf which
would allow supporting AC_TRY_RUN for cross-compiling.
That might be a much lighter-weight way to get what Scratchbox
provides.  I'm talking with him next week; anyone want a copy of
those patches for entertainment value?
- Dan

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