Re: On lh-bootstrap and mkroot

From: Zach van Rijn <>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 17:33:49 -0400

On Mon, 2018-09-03 at 20:47 +0000, Laurent Bercot wrote:
>   The existence of my toolchains, and Zach's, is relatively
> independent from the existence of lh-bootstrap and mkroot.

I can only speak for 'mkroot' and say that my toolchains came to
exist upon Landley's remark that "someone should do that" --

>   And landley made it very clear that he does not want to host
> GPLv3 binaries on his sites, that's why he does not offer
> precompiled toolchains. I don't know whether that played a
> part in Zach's decision to host his own binary toolchains.

This is precisely the reason, per Landley's request/blessing,
and that I use them extensively in my own dev environments.

> So there's not much human work involved and not much wheel
> reinvention - you can consider it as different takes on the
> same idea, and pick and choose which one suits you best. More
> user choice ! :)

Exactly. The only thing I will boast is that the 'mkroot'-based
ones support a handful more architectures at this moment, but
Laurent has more GCC versions available. Like pumpkins, u-pick.

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