Void Linux's cross-compiler toolchains. These allow you to compile binaries for a foreign host.
Compared to most other Linux distributions, Void linux uses triplet tuples to distinguish toolchains. Other distro's tuples generally follow the ARCH-VENDOR-OS-LIBC model, however on Void Linux, we use ARCH-OS-LIBC tuples to identify our toolchains.
For example, other distro's may use
arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf. Void Linux's comparable toolchain would be
arm-linux-gnueabihf. The package has removed the VENDOR identifier from the toolchain name.
Void offers pre-build toolchains. Check which toolchains are available.
xbps-query --regex -Rs 'cross-(\w)+-(\w)+-(\w)+'
Once you have found your target architecture, os and libc implementation, you can install it. The example below will install the original Raspberry Pi's toolchain.
xbps-install -Sy cross-arm-linux-gnueabihf
Use with Xbps-src
Xbps-src packages may be cross-compiled if the build script been adapted to it. You may see which cross-compilers are currently available by using:
arm-linux-gnueabihf toolchain we installed above, we can can cross compile with it.
./xbps-src -a armv6hf pkg <pkgname>