ELDK on a PowerPC host machine?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sat Jan 15 03:07:38 EST 2005

In message <20050114155131.22836.qmail at web53809.mail.yahoo.com> you wrote:
> I noticed that ELDK from denx does not support running
> on a PowerPC host machine like the Power G4 or G5.
> When I tried rebuilding it on a Power G4 with
> YellowDog installed on it, it complained that the
> PowerPC host machine is not supported. Why is this

Correct. PPC host are not supported yet. Also please  not  that  only
RedHat-7.3 will work as a build host without additional tweaking.

> host architecture not supported? I also found out that

Little demand? We have seen less than 5 requests for this so far.

> MontaVista does not support the PowerPC host
> architecture anymore which they did a while ago. What
> seems to be the real reason for not supporting this?

Probably the same reason: little demand.

Well: the ELDK is free software -  if  you  fix  the  existing  build
problems  and  send  me  a  patch I promise to check it in on the CVS
server (as long as it doesn't break anything). But don't expect  this
to be an easy job.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-66989-10 Fax: (+49)-8142-66989-80 Email: wd at denx.de
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