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Old 11-08-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
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Is it possible to compile linux apps on a windows machine?

I have a machine with a PIII 1Ghz and 256MB ram, running Slack 10 and kernel 2.6.9, and it kinda takes a long time to compile large apps. So i was wondering, is there anyway that i can utilise my laptop (P4 2.6Ghz 1GB Ram running WINXP) to compile for my linux machine from the windows environment???

Also, if it is possible to do this, is it also possile to use a program like distcc and share the compiling load accross the diff platforms??

Old 11-08-2004, 04:45 AM   #2
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Have you considered using a live distro like knoppix on your laptop to compile?

Old 11-16-2004, 12:50 PM   #3
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look up a cross compiler, probaly through minsys, or cygwin.
Old 11-16-2004, 02:01 PM   #4
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Only the source code could even possibly cross platforms and still function properly. If you compile it on a windows machine its going to hook into libraries that simply don't exist on your linux machine.

Knoppix was by far the best idea. Just throw in a live CD that you can boot off of on your faster machine, and run your compile there. Then just move the binary to your full fledged linux machine.

Or, just ditch XP all together *ducks*


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