[Box Backup] Building Box Backup as Universal Binaries [OS X]
Wed, 4 Oct 2006 13:30:39 +0200
Op 4-okt-2006, om 13:00 heeft Ben Summers het volgende geschreven:
> You have endian issues. Build two separate arch specific binaries,
> then use lipo to make a universal binary. It will probably be
> necessary to build the binaries on the target architecture because of
> the configure tests.
Hmm, that would be a bit inconvenient, but if there is no other way I
guess I'll have to. The curious thing is that my ppc binary breaks
when I include the -arch i386 flag. I can't really explain why that
would happen. I get a fully functioning ppc binary when I use:
export CXXFLAGS="-isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -arch ppc"
export LDFLAGS="-Wl,-syslibroot,/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -arch
The inclusion of the -arch i386 shouldn't impact the ppc binary when
I'm building on a ppc machine, if I understand the process correctly.
Usually, when the configure script produces a config.h file, I can
modify that file using compiler variables and handle endian issues
correctly for both architectures:
/* On Mac OS X, the compiler's -arch flag defines endianness flags
which we use to build a universal binary from 1 config file
/* Target processor is big endian. */
/* Target processor is little endian. */
Is there a way to use this approach with Box Backup? How does the
build process take endianness into account?