[Buildroot] [PATCH] toolchain/crostool-NG: mark as deprecated

soochon radee sradee at gmail.com
Fri Jun 14 20:24:42 UTC 2013

I know I'm chiming in late here, but I actively use ctng to build an eglibc
toolchain within buildroot. I hope that you can retain it until Thomas's
successor is in and running.



>> I don't have real comments about the proposal to deprecate the
>> Crosstool-NG support, but I'd like to take this opportunity to unveil
>> my plans about the internal toolchain support (I hate unveiling plans
>> before the code is ready, but it seems like a good idea in this
>> particular case) :
>>  (1) I am currently converting the existing internal toolchain logic
>>  to
>>      use the package infrastructure. I've already done it for
>>      'gdb' (merged for 2013.05), I have patches that seem to work for
>>      elf2flt and linux-headers, and I've started working on
>>      converting
>>      gcc (which is the most complicated piece of the puzzle).
>>  (2) Once this conversion is done, I intend to work on adding
>>  (e)glibc
>>      support to the internal toolchain backend, so that regardless of
>>      what happens with the Crosstool-NG backend, Buildroot will
>>      continue to have the possibility to build a (e)glibc toolchain.
>> (1) and (2) represent a significant amount of work, so don't expect
>> those things to be ready overnight.
>ok, thanks for the news, I was a bit worried that we had would have no
>support for self-compiled glibc toolchain at some point (that was the
>main reason I was using ct-ng)
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