[ipxe-devel] IPXE compilation for arm64 & wiki

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Fri Apr 28 07:11:56 UTC 2017

On 24.04.2017 19.49, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:26:29AM +0100, Michael Brown wrote:
>> On 23/04/17 20:27, Geert Stappers wrote:
>>>> The default "make" will attempt to build the standard i386 BIOS
>>>> targets, which won't work with the arm64 version of gcc.  You need
>>>> to choose a suitable arm64 UEFI target, e.g.
>>>>  make bin-arm64-efi/8086100e.efi
>>> I want to add that to http://ipxe.org/download
>> Also: the core documentation pages (e.g. http://ipxe.org/download)
>> are deliberately kept as simple as possible.  Building ARM64
>> binaries is (for now) a relatively obscure special case, and I think
>> it's probably best on balance not to clutter up the main pages with
>> information that will be irrelevant to most users.
> What would a proper place for documenting building?
> What would a proper place for documenting building another architecture?
> Indeed, none of them would expected to be "download" ...

How about ipxe.org/build, ipxe.org/building or ipxe.org/compiling?

That one could be more extensive and be linked from the /download page.
Then the download page could actually just explain how to download
either pre-build binaries or source code. From an SEO perspective that
would probably be better page titles too.

-- Robin

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