New submission from Lothsahn:
Python doesn't really support cross compilation. I've created a patch for
Python 2.7.3 which compiles nearly all of Python (except a couple modules).
Patches for Python 3 are also included, but I didn't have anything to do with
My patch allows for cross compilation as well as the building of modules.
The only issue I'm aware of is that the ELFCLASS of the modules that are to be
built must be the same. This is because python uses sys.platform to determine
which folder to generate the modules in, and so the sys.platform is always that
of the host system. When generating the modules, we should probably generate
them twice, once for the host system (using sys.platform), and once for the
cross-compiled system (using the cross-compiled system's sys.platform).
The patches can be found here:
Given the rise of embedded systems, it's a big drawback that cross compiling
Python is so difficult.
components: Build, Cross-Build
title: Python does not cross compile properly
type: compile error
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.1, Python 3.2
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