[aur-general] Conventions on packages for cross-compiling

bardo ilbardo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 07:08:51 EDT 2009

2009/10/13 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
> I have been looking into cross-compilers a lot lately, and I think the best
> place to put _all_ their files is /usr/lib/cross-*-*-* and then symlink
> needed stuff or add wrapper scripts in /usr/bin/.  This is more FHS
> compliant than the /usr/i486-mingw32 that is used in mingw32 and /usr/avr in
> the avr one.  Does your proposed build process lead to any "interesting"
> directories in /usr?
> I am currently rebuilding the mingw32 packages to check if I can get this
> working properly and will add comments to the wiki page in the coming days.

Nice to see some discussion on this issue, once a standard is agreed
I'll update my avr toolchain. Anyway, IIRC the FHS doesn't state
anything cross-arch specific, but your proposal is surely cleaner (and
more self-explanatory).


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