clarifying /tools versus /cross-tools

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Tue Nov 1 10:16:09 PST 2005

On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Ken Moffat wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >  before i get into this too deeply, i want to clarify one
> > important point.  as i read it, /cross-tools is the eventual
> > destination for the entire cross-compiling toolchain, including
> > *all* supporting binaries, libraries and so on.  effectively, it's
> > a standalone cross-compiling environment.
> >
>  Yes, but *all* it can do is cross-compile.

that's fine, that's all i *expected* it to do.

> >  /tools, on the other hand, is simply a temporary location for
> > stuff during the construction of that toolchain.  once the
> > construction is over, the /tools directory is unnecessary and can
> > be deleted, right?
> >
> > rday
>  Wrong, badly ;)

yes, i just realized that.  /tools is actually the contents of the LFS
system.  sorry, i was making this way too difficult.  more later.


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