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Note: This article was originally intended as a "Pointer"-page, with a search-intuitive name.


Cross-compiling is a technique to create a binary for another run-time environment. For example "Cross-compile from Linux to Windows", means to use a Linux system to build files which can be executed on Windows. From How can I build a cross compiler?:

"Cross-compiling refers to building applications for one platform, with development occuring on another platfrom (i.e. compiling MS-Windows executables from within a Linux environment, or vice-versa)."


These articles are heavily geared towards Gentoo users, since Portage contains easy to use, Gentoo-specific utilities to set the appropriate environment to build, on Linux, binaries for various other platforms. Users of other Distributions please check the External links (and those of the following articles).

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