On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 05:26:50PM -0500, Segher
[ I didn't see this part of the thread
before, sorry... Well, this
separate thread of the thread, heh. ]
On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 08:22:46AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> PREFIX sure could be confused with the installation path prefix.
> I like the CROSS_COMPILER variable that the linux kernel and some other
> projects use.
> I do find it inconvinient that it always seems that whatever prefix
> you specify has gcc appended to it given all my cross compilers have
> gcc-version at the end of their name. That's just how Debian has
> generated them for years.
GCC itself generates *both* e.g. powerpc-linux-gcc-4.9.0 and
powerpc-linux-gcc. Debian has no way to set that to the version
you want to use? How inconvenient. You can make an alias of course ;-)
Well I can make a symlink, but certainly in the past (wheezy and older),
when you build the cross compiler from the debian gcc source package,
you get architecture-gcc-version as the binary. It used to be they
used alternatives to setup a symlink to one of the versions installed
for the cross compiler, but they got rid of that (which I don't really
miss because I found it always picked the wrong one by default somehow).
But I don't expect any build scripts to deal with that (certainly the
linux kernel doesn't), and there are perfectly simple ways around the
Just to recap then - if we use CROSS_COMPILE rather than CROSS_COMPILER
and add it to the start of the list then everyone is in agreement?