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Re: crosscompiler tool chain from i386-linux to powerpc-apple andothers

Dan and Bill,

Thanks a million for your help.
Dan's crosstool is really great :)) With it I have already generated binaries of my app for sparc-linux.
Since it is so easy to build the cross compilers for those various linux targets, I will add most of then to my list of targets.
The only problem I found was when the crosstool tried to download the source tarbals from This server seems not to be very responsive lately. So I had to download the tarbal myself from a mirror and restart the whole process for each missing tarbal. Later on I changed the ftp server on the scripts. I had no problems with the other ftp sites at all.
My suggestion would be to either to add some logic to support different mirrors for each ftp site, or to hardcode a different the ftp site or to define a variable for the site that you can change easily at the beggining.
Anyway, the tool is absolutely great and works seamlessly. Congratulations for the good work, guys :)
Now I will try my luck with the other OSes. Thanks for the advice on that, too.
I really appreciate your help.


Dan Kegel wrote:

Hi Ricardo! My crosstool script,, will probably not help because it targets linux, not MacOSX, Solaris, or FreeBSD. A

But I bet there are plenty of recipes out there on the net
for how to do it. The main thing you need to know is you
need to copy the system include files and some libraries
from the target systems onto your build system (maybe you already knew that).

Google can find a few recipes, e.g. here are a few for
targeting solaris:

Once you get one working, the rest shouldn't be too bad.
Good luck!
- Dan

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