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Re: [Devel] Confused configure system type 'host' setting

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Devel] Confused configure system type 'host' setting
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 06:40:22 +0100 (CET)

> I used the command “configure” to create *.mk files as below (wish
> to compile in Red-Hat Linux for arm target platform):
> ./configure –target=arm-elf –host=arm-elf \
>             –build=i686-pc-linux-gnu –prefix=/home/user/local \
>             CFLAGS=”-I/usr/local/arm_tools/arm-elf/inc”
> If I changed the above setting “–host=arm-elf” as “–host=
> i686-pc-linux-gnu”, the created contains wrong statement
> as “CC :=gcc”.  (correct: CC := arm-elf-gcc).  But in cross
> compile concept, “host” is the compiler environment system type,
> “target” is the deploy platform system type, so I felt some
> confusion.

Cross compiling FreeType is untested and probably contains many bugs.
We lack expertise.  It is also possible that the used autoconf and
libtool versions aren't up to date, and that those tools have bugs
too.  Any patches are welcome.


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