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User forums => Using Code::Blocks => Topic started by: Drydive on December 13, 2007, 10:15:12 am

Title: Cross compiling linux binaries from Win32 system
Post by: Drydive on December 13, 2007, 10:15:12 am
Hi,

I am using Codeblocks on a WindowsXP system for Win32 software development. I have seen that codeblocks running on a linux system
is able to cross compile win32 binaries. I would like to go the opposite direction using my Codeblocks under WindowsXP to cross compile
a linux binary.

So some question arise:
1.) Is it possible to do cross compiling linux binaries from Codeblocks running on a win32 system?
2.) What do I need to do this with Codeblocks?
2.) Is there any tutorial for this?

A change of my OS from Win32 to linux is not possible.
Title: Re: Cross compiling linux binaries from Win32 system
Post by: MortenMacFly on December 13, 2007, 10:39:39 am
1.) Is it possible to do cross compiling linux binaries from Codeblocks running on a win32 system?
Yes.

2.) What do I need to do this with Codeblocks?
A native cross-compiler suite, which you probably need to build on your own. I can only tell from my personal experience: I used to use QNX which has a cross-compiler suite (for QNX binaries, obviously). There you built the executables on Windows and transfer them to the target. Worked perfectly with C::B.

With regards, Morten.

Ps.: This poll is stupid. Why did you create it?
Title: Re: Cross compiling linux binaries from Win32 system
Post by: thomas on December 13, 2007, 11:12:51 am
Ps.: This poll is stupid. Why did you create it?
The more interesting question is:  How did you create it?

I denied "create poll" privilegue to the Newcomer group, so this shouldn't be possible at all... apparently the forum software doesn't respect that (or I've done it wrong).
Title: Re: Cross compiling linux binaries from Win32 system
Post by: Drydive on December 13, 2007, 01:24:36 pm
Hi Morten,

I hoped that someone did already the job and build up a native cross-compiler suite.
Unfortunately not, but thank you very much for your answer.


Dear Thomas
Sorry I pressed the wrong button. Instead of opening a new topic I did open a poll by pressing
the "Post new Poll button" on the forums website. I apologize for any inconveniences you have.

Title: Re: Cross compiling linux binaries from Win32 system
Post by: thomas on December 13, 2007, 01:45:43 pm
Dear Thomas
Sorry I pressed the wrong button. Instead of opening a new topic I did open a poll by pressing
the "Post new Poll button" on the forums website. I apologize for any inconveniences you have.
No no, you misunderstood. You should not be able to press the wrong button at all, as it should not show a "Poll" button to you.
I have remoded that functionality for new users because you're not the first one accidentially hitting the wrong button. Just, it seems that it still works...