cross compile Python to Linux-ARM

Paul McGuire ptmcg at
Thu Mar 19 21:52:13 CET 2009

On Mar 19, 11:54 am, jefm <jef.mangelsch... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> We are looking to use Python on an embedded Linux ARM system.
> What I gather from googling the subject is that it is not that
> straight forward (a fair amount of patching & hacking).
> Nobody out there that has done it claims it is easy, which makes me
> worried.

I've been able to use Debian to create a gumstix (I'm pretty sure this
is ARM-based) build root with Python, and I am a mere Linux dabbler.
Once built, I had the full standard Python lib, and was able to import
my custom pure Python code without a hitch.

-- Paul

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