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authorThomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2010-11-24 11:05:52 (GMT)
committer Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2010-11-24 15:34:26 (GMT)
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documentation: Reword introduction about external toolchains
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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<h2 id="external_toolchain">Using an external toolchain</h2>
- <p>It might be useful not to use the toolchain generated by
- Buildroot, for example if you already have a toolchain that is known
- to work for your specific CPU, or if the toolchain generation feature
- of Buildroot is not sufficiently flexible for you (for example if you
- need to generate a system with <i>glibc</i> instead of
- <i>uClibc</i>). Buildroot supports using an <i>external
- toolchain</i>.</p>
+ <p>Using an already existing toolchain is useful for different
+ reasons:</p>
+
+ <ul>
+ <li>you already have a toolchain that is known to work for your
+ specific CPU</li>
+ <li>you want to speed up the Buildroot build process by skipping
+ the long toolchain build part</li>
+ <li>the toolchain generation feature of Buildroot is not
+ sufficiently flexible for you (for example if you need to
+ generate a system with <i>glibc</i> instead of
+ <i>uClibc</i>)</li>
+ </ul>
+
+ <p>Buildroot supports using existing toolchains through a
+ mechanism called <i>external toolchain</i>.</p>
<p>To enable the use of an external toolchain, go to the
<code>Toolchain</code> menu, and :</p>