[GLLUG] Kernel Compile

Ben Pfaff blp@cs.stanford.edu
14 Jul 2002 18:36:15 -0700

Sean <picasso@madflower.com> writes:

> On 14 Jul 2002, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > It doesn't matter what kind of system you compile on, as long as
> > it's an x86 system.
> I thought gcc could cross compile which means you would just have to set 
> the target platform since the Linux kernel contains the various platform 
> code. Or is the cross-compiling capability of gcc a falacy? 

AIUI, GCC can cross-compile, but not well.  It's suitable for
bootstrapping new architectures, but not for everyday use.