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Re: [PATCH] make grub2 compile with libc-less crosscompilers

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make grub2 compile with libc-less crosscompilers
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 19:44:13 +0200
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On Saturday 19 May 2007 17:30, Patrick Georgi wrote:
> I'm now using a cross compiler with target "i386-elf", ie. no operating
> system specification, which works fine so far. With grub2 I had an issue
> in the configuration process as some tests try to build executables with
> the target compiler that link libc (and potentially even more libs) -
> which don't exist in my configuration.
> As those are not necessary, I decided to modify grub2 instead of messing
> around even more with the not-so-nice gcc build system.

They are necessary. Otherwise, you cannot make a core image, for example. 
Also, without grub-emu, how do you plan to debug GRUB?

BTW I can hardly believe that it is so difficult to use gnu build tools on 
solaris. Otherwise, how are opensolaris developers building GRUB?


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