Bernd Petrovitsch wrote: > I assume that the NFS-mounted root filesystem is a real distribution.
Not unless you call uClinux (MMU-less) a real distribution, no. > > (* - No MMU on some ARMs, but I'm working on ARM FDPIC-ELF to add > > proper shared libs. Feel free to fund this :-) > > The above mentioned ARMs have a MMU. Without MMU, it would be truly > insane IMHO. We have similar cross-build issues without MMUs... I.e. that a lot of useful packages don't cross-build properly (including many which use Autoconf), and it might be easier to make a native build environment than to debug and patch all the broken-for-cross-build packages. Especially as sometimes they build, but fail at run-time in some conditions. But you're right it's probably insane to try. I haven't dared as I suspect GCC and/or Binutils would break too :-) I'm sticking instead with "oh well cross-build a few packages by hand and just don't even _try_ to use most of the handy software out there". You mentioned ARM Debian. According to http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort one recommended method of bootstrapping it is building natively on an emulated ARM, because cross-building is fragile. -- Jamie -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-embedded" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html