Re: Problem compiling 2.6.12

From: Nix
Date: Thu Jun 23 2005 - 06:12:17 EST

On 22 Jun 2005, Nick Warne stipulated:
> Is it? I thought kernel didn't care what Glibc or what kernel headers you had
> (that is system requirement) - it is automous. Isn't HOSTCC explicitly just
> what compiler you have?

HOSTCC is a non-cross-compiler, i.e. for building userspace stuff to run
on the build machine. There are a number of such things built during a
normal kernel build (code generators, the config system, et al) and they
use the C library just like any userspace app does.

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