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authorThomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2011-01-30 14:37:50 (GMT)
committer Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>2011-01-30 19:13:44 (GMT)
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documentation: mention we can't use the distro toolchain as external
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet@sunsite.dk>
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+ <p>We also do not support using the distribution toolchain (i.e
+ the gcc/binutils/C library installed by your distribution) as the
+ toolchain to build software for the target. This is because your
+ distribution toolchain is not a "pure" toolchain (i.e only with
+ the C/C++ library), so we cannot import it properly into the
+ Buildroot build environment. So even if you are building a system
+ for a x86 or x86_64 target, you have to generate a
+ cross-compilation toolchain with Buildroot or Crosstool-NG.</p>
+
<h2 id="add_packages">Adding new packages to Buildroot</h2>
<p>This section covers how new packages (userspace libraries or