Cross Compiler for Python?
Hendrik van Rooyen
mail at microcorp.co.za
Tue Jul 8 09:51:17 CEST 2008
Jorgen Grahn wrote:
>This is a special case of a more general, non-Python problem which you
>will have to address if you want to build an industrial controller.
>If your target has no C compiler, you have to set up a cross-compiling
>environment. I'd be surprised if the eBox doesn't come with
>documentation covering this.
The eBox comes with a non free (both as in beer and speech) distribution,
without even a root password, and tied to the mac address in the hardware
so that it can only run on a specific box. So we (the local distributor and us)
are trying to put together something free and useful.
I think what they are doing is of dubious legality, but instead of fighting it,
we are simply ignoring it.
If there was any documentation, I certaintly did not see it.
>If there are special procedures and requirements for cross-compiling
>Python (someone else indicated there are), I guess the Python
>installation notes must cover this in a general way.
The python readme tells you how to install on the same box - I have not
found anything that tells me how to do a cross compile, which is the
reason I started this thread...
> Or even if it has one. It is much more convenient to build in your
>normal work environment where you have plenty of disk, CPU and RAM,
>a good text editor, version control, Perl ...
So far, I have sternly resisted getting involved with Perl, and I hope to die
before I have to wrap my head around it.
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