Linux – A dedicated method for cross-compiling open source software

A dedicated method for cross-compiling open source software… here is a solution to the problem.

A dedicated method for cross-compiling open source software

I’m new to this type of industry. I just cross-compiled the Linux kernel. But I have few questions to ask that I must know.

I’m using this command when we’re compiling the Linux kernel because my target platform is ARM.

make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-none-linux-gnueabi-

Can I cross-compile any similar open source software, or does the software support cross-compilation depend on the software version?

The Linux kernel source code contains arch folders for independent architectures, but gcc, gLibc, binutils are not, why?

But these can be cross-compiled. Can anyone tell me why this behavior happened?

Is there any standard way to cross-compile different types of software as required? If anyone is proficient in this kind of business, please guide me.

Thank you.


In Linux there is a general way to cross-compile software, if there is configure

Extract the source code of the package you want to install.

See if there is a configuration script inside.

If so, run
./configure –help
Find the option that compiles the support.

I generally cross-compile using the following command

./configure –host=arm-none-linux-eabi –prefix=/path/to/where/you/want/to/install

Package-based may require additional options.
For example, –with-out= libtiff, etc.

If there are no configuration scripts, adjust to the make file.

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