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Re: Cross-compilers.



On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 12:27 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 07:09 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Autotools also makes it extremely hard to debug a cross compilation problem.
> > Neither does it deal with repeatability, consider what happens if you cross
> > build a package during beta and it works then native build it during final
> > and it doesn't. The vaguaries of the compiler and cross compiler suite can
> > cause this to bite you very occasionally.
> 
> I particularly like the way bridge-utils will build _entirely_
> differently according to whether it happens to detect libsysfs in the
> system or not. And sometimes it fails to detect libsysfs even when it's
> present, so it silently builds for a 2.4 kernel :)

Blame this package's authors and don't blame the tools ;)

Ralf



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