[Buildroot] External toolchain: crosstool-NG instead of buildroot?
grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 21:36:30 UTC 2009
On 2009-12-18, Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> a ??crit :
>> The buildroot docs recommends using crosstool-NG to generate
>> external toolchains.
>> Is there some reason one shouldn't or can't use a toolchain
>> generated buildroot?
> Theorically, Buildroot should work just as fine as Crosstool-NG for
> generating toolchain.
So far it seems to be working fine. I haven't figured out what
the minimal set of required files is. Initially I took a
snapshot of everything under output/staging. Subsequent makes
using that as an external toolchain failed because it found
files in output/staging/usr/share that it didn't expect to be
there. I removed usr/share from my "toolchain", and now builds
seem to work fine.
> In practive, my own *personal* feeling is that the Crosstool-NG
> community is spending more time to improve this toolchain generation
> tool than the Buildroot community spends on the toolchain part. I have
> the impression that they do a better job at following new upstream
> versions, integrating necessary patches, etc. But again, I have no
> objective facts to validate these feelings.
For now I think I'll stick with a buildroot-generated toolchain.
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