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Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2012 20:39:52 -0400
From: Gregor Richards <>
Subject: musl cross compilers

By way of introduction since I'm not much for mailing lists (I usually 
hang out on IRC), I will gibber incoherently at all of you by mentioning 
my musl-cross project, which is a simple set of scripts for building 
cross compilers, now excised from a larger distro project:

It includes patches against binutils and GCC for them to recognize 
-linux-musl as a distinct target from -linux-gnu (yes, this is useful... 
please don't make me argue again why this is useful...) as well as 
scripts to get complete cross compilers up and running. Personally I 
find it most reliable to use a cross compiler rather than musl-gcc even 
for building against the native arch.

Additionally that project provides downloads of premade cross compilers, 
themselves built statically against musl so they'll work on any Linux 
system. These I imagine are broadly useful, in particular because this 
includes ARM targets:

Finally, for those wishing to use the scripts in other projects, it is 
of course all available publicly through hg, but additionally, if you 
have a git project and want git submodules, it is mirrored automatically 
to git:

With valediction,
  - Gregor Richards

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