[R-sig-Debian] A question on the GCC toolchain compiled for ARM

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Jul 13 23:46:14 CEST 2011

On 13 July 2011 at 23:22, Earlence Fernandes wrote:
| Hello,
| We are security researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We have a
| scenario where we need to be able to compile a C source on the Android
| device itself. Hence, I came upon the R project's Android port:
| http://rwiki.sciviews.org/doku.php?id=getting-started:installation:android
| I could not find who created the "android gcc", so I guess R porting for
| Debian is the closest mailing list I could find that is related.
| Good news is that I've tried the gcc on the device and it works like a
| charm.
| question is, the size is really large. We have simple C files with no
| threading and the like.
| Just bionic + linux system headers + lib math. Nothing else.
| I was wondering whether I could strip the toolchain down to a bare minimum?
| Or what were your steps while building it in the first place, so that I can
| exclude things not needed up front?
| If this is not the right place, please direct me to the right forum or the
| team who did the work on the android gcc port.

I'd talk to the Debian Arm porters starting with the info here: 


The different ports go through different ebbs and flows depending on hardware
availability and viability; I think the arm / armel folks are reasonably

The mailing which you contacted here is mostly concerned with using R on
Debian / Ubuntu which almost invariably limits the userbase to x86 and amd64

Hth, Dirk
| Cheers,
| Earlence
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