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Re: cross-compiling grub-1.98 i686 to x86_64: gentrigtables

From: Eric Herman
Subject: Re: cross-compiling grub-1.98 i686 to x86_64: gentrigtables
Date: Sat, 07 May 2011 20:34:50 +0200
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On 05/07/2011 06:00 PM, address@hidden wrote:

It seems that make builds "gentrigtables" (which is an ELF 64-bit LSB
executable, naturally) then attempts to execute "./gentrigtables>

A patch for this seems to exist:

And referenced here:

With this note from Tom Zanussi:

> Fixes [BUG #711].
> gentrigtables was being build as a 64-bit binary which wouldn't run on
> the build machine.  grub-mkfont was also causing compile failures, add
> dependency on libfreetype for that.

However, I believe this patch only works if the BUILD_CC variable is set in the environment before the build is run .... Just thinking out loud, it seems to me like finding the host system's native compiler should be a part of the configure process.


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