[Buildroot] [PATCH 4/9] manual: faq: add entry about the relocatable toolchain

Samuel Martin s.martin49 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 22:59:05 UTC 2013

Signed-off-by: Samuel Martin <s.martin49 at gmail.com>
 docs/manual/faq-troubleshooting.txt | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

diff --git a/docs/manual/faq-troubleshooting.txt b/docs/manual/faq-troubleshooting.txt
index f91a8ef..8b0882a 100644
--- a/docs/manual/faq-troubleshooting.txt
+++ b/docs/manual/faq-troubleshooting.txt
@@ -126,3 +126,24 @@ directory as the new root, will most likely fail.
 If you want to run the target filesystem inside a chroot, or as an NFS
 root, then use the tarball image generated in +images/+ and extract it
 as root.
+Are Buildroot toolchains relocatable?
+Because Buildroot uses several toolchain backends, there is one anwser
+per backend:
+Using the external or crosstool-NG toolchain backend
+These toolchains are mostly likely relocatable; the _Buildroot compiler
+wrapper_ is relocatable.
+However, some tools built and installed into the +HOST_DIR+ may not be
+relocatable, with some absolute pathes hard-coded inside.
+Using the internal Buildroot toolchain backend
+These toolchains are currently *not relocatable*.

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