[ntp:questions] Help with cross-compiling NTP for the Raspberry Pi requested
stenn at ntp.org
Thu Mar 6 05:53:10 UTC 2014
I'm very comfortable that the process described at:
is correct. It happens to follow the recommended process for
cross-compiling projects that use autoconf/automake. NTP is one of
I've used it many times before at several locations. I have not had to
use it over the past few years' time.
There may be more options now, with newer versions of automake and
> The description on
> http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Dev/Cross-compilingNTP mentions a
> "proper" cross-compile environment and somewhat later continues with
> "gcc (which is symlinked to <name-of-cross-compiler>)"
No, gcc in that specific case is *not* a cross-compiler.
The actual content says:
On a sparc-sun-solaris2.10 machine that has a cross-compile environment
for i386-unknown-freebsd6.2, you should find the following executables
on your system:
* gcc (which is probably symlinked to sparc-sun-solaris2.10-gcc )
The first two compilers are likely identical - the example says the
build machine is a sparc-sun-solaris2.10 machine with gcc. Therefore,
'gcc' and 'sparc-sun-solaris2.10-gcc' can be identical.
In that example, the cross-compiler is i386-unknown-freebsd6.2-gcc .
I'd also recommend folks be careful about "mixing" the instructions for
cross-compiling NTP with the instructions for cross-compiling "other
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