[Aboriginal] Possibly winding down the project.

Sam Thursfield sam.thursfield at codethink.co.uk
Thu May 5 01:02:41 PDT 2016

On 05/05/16 02:49, Rob Landley wrote:
> I'm poking at an llvm build according to the BLFS instructions, but
> leaving it to run for hours it still hasn't completed. It takes longer
> to build than the a whole aboriginal target did (cross toolchain, native
> toolchain, root filesystem, and kernel combined). (And yes, I've told it
> --enable-targets=x86_64 so at least this time I don't come back in the
> morning to find it building powerpc stuff.)
> I'm much less discouraged about llvm since learning that cmake doesn't
> seem to require a python build prequisite (or at least there's a version
> of it that doesn't), but it's a serious pig to build isn't it?

Actually a design goal of CMake is to require a C++ compiler and little 
else to build it. They target Windows, where every extra dependency 
comes at quite a cost.


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