[mythtv-users] Possible a dumb cross compile question

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 11:58:12 EDT 2004

yeah the Intel Celeron and AMD XP processors are both i686 processors.
 So code compiled for i686 (pentium pro and up) will work on both. 
However, be careful with.... I can't recall the name... the flags
which add processor specific functionality, like MMX and things...
that could potentially cause problems between AMD/Intel (though don't
quote me on that).

So everything will work fine, seeing that both processors use the 686
instruction set.  Now just be careful that you have al the
dependancies, like Asciimonster said.  IIRC you can set up gentoo to
retrieve binary packages from another machine.  I'd do that... set up
a repository on the backend and emerge the packages from there onto
the front end... this way you should get errors/warnings when it
cannot find required packages.

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:48:41 -0400, Ryan Steffes <rbsteffes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 10:29:22 -0500, Aaron Griffin
> <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > First, make sure the processors have something in common (i.e. don't
> > run a SPARC backend with a 286 front end or something like that).
> > I am going to assume they're both Intel/AMD.
> > If the packages are all compiled for the lowest common instruction
> > set, you shouldn't have a problem.  It would be safest to compile for
> > i386 instructions (unless of course your front end is a 286 or
> > lower.... then shoot yourself).
> >
> > You're going to have to look into how to do this, as I don't have the
> > time to explain... seeing as you're unsure about this question yet
> > you're compiling things, I'm assuming you're on Gentoo... there should
> > be a architecture setting in make.conf (is that right?) switch it from
> > your proc to 386 (check the documentation).
> >
> > Let me know what happens 8)
> >
> > On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 16:58:42 +0200, Asciimonster
> >
> Actually, I left it as the default "pentiumpro" which seems to run
> okay on both boxes. One is a Celeron 466 and the other is an AMD XP
> 2500+.  I was just asking because it SEEMS to run ok, but I didn't
> want to end up with trouble down the road.

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