[U-Boot-Users] [patch] drop special case for ppc hosts

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Mon Jan 8 11:56:33 CET 2007

Dear Mike,

in message <200701080332.57705.vapier at gentoo.org> you wrote:
> for some reason there's a special case for ppc HOSTARCH's when setting up the 
> default CROSS_COMPILE value ... this messes up my default env builds when 
> going between my x86/amd64/ppc dev hosts ;)

What exactly happens?


... if CROSS_COMPILE is *NOT* set ...

> -ifeq ($(HOSTARCH),ppc)

... and you are on a PPC host ...


... then define CROSS_COMPILE as empty string,
i. e. use the native PPC compiler.

This looks ok to me.

> -else
>  ifeq ($(ARCH),ppc)
>  CROSS_COMPILE = powerpc-linux-

With your patch applies, we would use powerpc-linux-gcc  even  if  we
are  on a PPC host; this may be wanted (in which case you should have
CROSS_COMPILE set when running make, and the "ifndef CROSS_COMPILE"
will not apply), but usually you want to run the native tools.

So what is your problem?

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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