Porting Alpine Linux to RISC-V
Once the essential packages are built and the system can compile itself, the long porting process begins. It’s generally wise to drop the cross-compiler here and start doing native builds, if your hardware is fast enough. This is a tradeoff, because the RISC-V system is somewhat slower than my x86_64 bootstrap machine - but many packages require lots of manual tweaks and patching to get cross-compiling working. The time saved by not worrying about this makes up for the slower build times.