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July 16, 2004 07:36
Re: [uClibc] [HELP] perl cross compiling
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On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 10:34:07AM +0200, Stephan Linz wrote:
> the last few days I've tried to cross compile the latest perl release version 
> 5.8.4 with my self-made uClibc toolchain (target i586-linux-uclibc / gcc 3.3 
> / uclibc 0.9.26). Hm, it seems to be a harder work than I've expected.

It is a pain, but it is doable and the procedure is pretty clear.

> Til now I've read some googled web pages and email threads. All together tell 
> me I can't cross compile perl -- I have to use the target system to rebuild 
> perl. Is it really true? Because the perl source tree includes a path named 
> 'Cross' and the README in it says it could. Sadly this simple cross-framework 
> needs a perl configuration file '' wich includes 
> all the setup for my target. I don't know how I can create this file without 
> a perl configuration run on my target. Even this is what I can not do 
> (embedded system :-).
> Now, is there anybody who has experience enough with perl cross compilations 
> (maybe for uclibc targets) and can show me a way to go on or give me a hint 
> where I can find more informations about (howto, stept-by-step doc, ...) ... 
> Any help is welcome.

Easiest way would be to use buildroot to use buildroot to create a
native uClibc devel environment for x86 and build perl within that.
As a byproduct, you will get what you need to set up a*
file that you can use to cross compile in the future if you desire.


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