[fpc-devel] Freepascal on SPARC, MIPS(EL) and ARM GNU/Linux hosts

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Sun Jan 2 05:48:45 CET 2005

Luca Olivetti wrote:
> En/na Michael Schnell ha escrit:
>> Do you think it's really essential to have the compiler run on the 
>> target ? Cross-compiling should be much easier to do and a lot easier 
>> to work with for the users. (Is anybody really supposed to write 
>> programs on his PDA ? )
> Well, my arm machine (a buffalo linkstation pro) is sold as a network 
> drive, has 128MBytes, it comes from the factory with a vendor provided 
> stripped-down linux, and it has been hacked to run full-fledged 
> debian, so it's not exactly a pda (in fact it's my personal 
> mail/web/jabber/nfs/and various other things server).
> Cross-compiling is too much of a hassle for me, since I'd have to 
> reproduce the library environment of the lspro on the host machine, 
> and I should also carefully study the documentation on cross-compiling 
> ;-)
OK this indeed might bean advantage from time to time. A friend of mine 
installed a MySQL server on a similar machine by just running the MySQL 
make script at the target itself. So he did not need to bother with 
cross compiling.


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