On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 07:17 +0100, Wael Nasreddine wrote: > Hello, > > I have a FreeBSD x86 server, running FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE, I'd like to > create a new jail with distcc and gcc to help my laptop compiling > gentoo x86 stuff, I'm using GCC 4.2.3 on my laptop... > > is it possible to use FreeBSD for compiling gentoo's stuff?? I heard > of cross-compiling but I have never tried it... if so, any guide > please ?? > > Thanks :) > Cross compiling refers to the practice of compiling on one hardware architecture for another hardware architecture, typically going from x86 to ARM I'd imagine.
In this case, FreeBSD and gentoo put libraries in different places, call libraries by different names, and use an entirely different system of makefiles for packages. As such, I imagine that either you'd be better off making a virtual machine with gentoo installed in it on your FreeBSD box and compiling from there, or it's possible you could compile static binaries and use those. I'm not an expert on jails by any means, but my understanding is that the only OS you can use within a jail is FreeBSD, as all jailees share a common kernel. Best James _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"