Re: Is it feasible to cross-build compat5x binary?

From: M. Warner Losh (
Date: 10/26/05

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                Kris Kennaway <> writes:
    : On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 02:47:57AM +0200, Jeremie Le Hen wrote:
    : > Hi Peter and others,
    : >
    : > > At some stage, we need to validate our cross-build chain with cmp(1).
    : > > We can probably leverage off the work that NetBSD has done in this
    : > > area. This would significantly simplify the work involved in supporting
    : > > the various architectures.
    : >
    : > in case you know enough about NetBSD's, can you say if FreeBSD's
    : > build architecture is powerful enough to merely use it with a few s///
    : > or does it still lack one or more things ?
    : I expect it's pretty different. ru@ did a lot of work on
    : cross-building FreeBSD though, and he had a fairly detailed list
    : of known differences between cross-built and native builds. I'm not
    : sure if he reduced it to 0 length.

    NetBSD runs great on FreeBSD, when building NetBSD sources
    that is :-).

    I know that cross builds for i386 from amd64 work well enough.
    However, we[*] was unable to get a full cross build for i386 world
    seutp on my amd64 machine when last I tried.


    [*] tried to setup a dual amd64 box as our build server for our
    embedded FreeBSD/i386 product. It was quite a bit more complicated
    than just a normal cross build, but there were many issues that our
    (both FreeBSD and our company's) build system paper over for a few
    edge cases that seem to not matter...
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