Question about "native" compiling

Kumar Gala galak at
Fri May 23 16:39:22 EST 2008

On May 22, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Bruce_Leonard at wrote:

> Hi all,
> I apologize if the list finds this off topic, but I'm at a loss of  
> who to
> ask the question and thought this would be a good place to start.  Our
> target is an MPC8347E PowerQUICC II Pro, and we're using the latest  
> kernel
> (2.6.25).  We started this project by building on x86 and doing
> cross-compiling to the powerpc target.  As the project progressed  
> and we
> started adding applications we found that we couldn't cross-compile
> postgress among other things.  So we switched to native compilation  
> on the
> target.  Problem is, it's extreamly slow.  Now our idea is to get our
> hands on a PowerPC based Mac, load it up with Ubuntu and do native  
> builds
> on that.  The question is, which Mac to get?  The concern is this: a  
> G5 is
> 64-bit but the 8347E is 32-bit.  If we do our compiles on a G5 is it
> really a 'native' compile or is it a cross-compile and we're back in  
> the
> same boat as we were with the x86?  Should we use a G4 instead?
> Thanks for any advice or pointers to other places where I can find
> information.

Do you plan on running the same Ubuntu install (for ppc32) on the  
8347e?  If not you'll need to be careful to ensure libraries, etc are  
the same or compatible.

- k

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