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Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 22:17:51 +0700
From: James B <>
Subject: Re: embedded newbies site.

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Strake <> wrote:

> On 15/07/2013, Rob Landley <> wrote:
> >    - creating a development environment (building binutils, gcc,
> > make...)
> >      - requirements for self-hosting
> >      - requirements for natively building Linux From Scratch
> >      - cross vs native compiling
> >        - bootstrapping to native compiling under emulation.
> This. For me, at least, this is often the greatest hindrance.
> That makes two of us. There are many tools for making cross compiler
(aboriginal, crosstools-ng, buildroot, etc) but I haven't found one that
guides how to move to native compiling (=create the native compilers) once
one has the cross-compilers and bootable rootfs (I know, aboriginal *does*
create native compilers so I should read Rob's scripts for that ...).

That being said, the other topics are pretty relevant too.

Also, anyone thinks that CLFS is good start for this? One thing that I
notice about (C)LFS is that the steps are there but the rationale and
explanation isn't; so it encourages people to follow a recipe without
knowing *why* things have to be done in a certain way (to be fair, the main
LFS (not its CLFS variants) does have some kind of explanation but it could
be improved).


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