neil at digimed
Jul 26, 2012, 9:43 AM
Post #10 of 17
On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:36:37 -0400, Michael Mol wrote:
> >> You could build packages in a chroot on a faster machine, that's
> >> what I do to run Gentoo on lower-popwered devices.
> > Really that goes? With diffrent CPUs, Graphics and so? Because in
> > Desktop is Core 2 Duo with ATI Graphic and the network cards others.
> > On Netbook run Atom, Intel Graphic and Atheros Network.
> Sure. Just keep your USE flags straight. Graphics boards shouldn't
> make any difference at all in a cross-compiling scenario. As for
> CPU...programs compiled to run on an Atom proc should have no problem
> running on a Core 2 Duo.
There are a few issues running programs compiled for an Atom on an i7, I
had to build one or two programs natively, but overall it works very
well. You aren't running that much in the chroot, basically the
toolchain, so most programs don't actually need to run on the other
processor, as long as they compile.
I've been doing it this way for several years, mainly with Atom-based
systems but oslo on a system running a Geode LX, effectively a 486, which
would take rather a long time to compile natively.
Kludge: (v., adj., or n.) to fix a program in the usual way.