Re: Success! Got gtk2 + xorg-modular built in SYSROOT-environment

On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 10:23:04PM -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> >* Behdad Esfahbod <behdad cs toronto edu> schrieb:
> >>I'm not quite sure what a SYSROOT environment is.  
> >
> >It's a kind of jail, but for the toolchain instead of a 
> >running system: evrything's taken from within the sysroot,
> >instead of the running system.
> >
> >Probably the cleanest way of building for an foreign system, 
> >not just for real crosscompiling.
> Sounds like installing an OS into a subdirectory, tweaking various
> config files, device files, mountpoints, etc. within that subdir's
> OS installation, and then chrooting into that dir to build.
> Is that how sysroot works?  If it is similar that, autotools
> works fine in such environments (as did Imake).
> The Red Hat buildsystem (beehive) as well as other buildsystems
> such as mock, mach, etc. use an approach similar to this.
> I'm not too sure how this relates to X.Org architecture though.

As far as I can tell, it's almost exactly as you've described, but
without the chroot step, so everything on the planet needs to be
patched to prepend $SYSROOT to some indeterminate paths, but not

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