Cross Compiler

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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:

./xbps-src -h

Using the arm-linux-gnueabihf toolchain we installed above, we can can cross compile with it.

./xbps-src -a armv6hf pkg <pkgname>