Cross Development Tools
If you've ever tried compiling a kernel on your 68k Mac, you probably
realize that it may take days to accomplish anything meaningful. Fortunately,
cross-compilers are available.
If you are running Linux on x86 or amd64 you can obtain
cross-compiler binaries from
If you are running Debian GNU/Linux, you can also obtain tools from
project, where you can also find instructions for building these tools
yourself. See also the
page in the Debian wiki.
project is another good way to build your own toolchain.
If you decide to build a cross-compiler yourself, please note that
GCC 2.95.2 has been reported to miscompile some things. These issues seem
to have been resolved in Debian's compiler sources. But note that this
compiler is too old to build kernel releases newer than v2.
Obsolete cross compiler builds have been archived on the