clarifying /tools versus /cross-tools
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at mindspring.com
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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