[Buildroot] glibc

Grant Likely grant.likely at secretlab.ca
Sat Oct 4 22:55:05 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 09:53:03AM +0200, Bernhard Reutner-Fischer wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 07:20:54PM -0700, Brian Beattie wrote:
> >has anybody built buildroot with glibc support?  or is it in there and I
> >just missed it?
> You can theoretically use an "external toolchain" which uses glibc. Not
> sure what purpose such a thing would serve though.

I've done just such a thing.  I've used the codesourcery toolchain for
powerpc which uses glibc.  It works well for me.

The reason I did it was that I was having trouble getting buildroot to
produce a reliable crosscompiler for powerpc and wanted to use something
known-good and stable since gcc cross compilers still seem to have a bit
of black-magic associated with building one that works and what patches
are required, especially in PPC land.


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