The guys in Onion Omega2+ (cool&cheap dev little board hein? ) need this to build stuff on the board itself. Otherwise they are stuck to cross-compilation which is fine but a pain for simple and quick c little programs.
I guess they could use the 17.01.4 release packages but the default distfeeds.conf points towards the dev snapshots packages download url
What happened? Is the gcc build failing for mipsel_24kc ? O_o
This appears to be from a commercial development organization for a product that runs LEDE/OpenWRT.
I've got to admit this smells like an advertisement
(either that, or its a product with a pretty amateur development "team" behind it)
What development organization that needs GCC on the target to "build stuff on the board itself" wouldn't be using the full build environment anyways and be able to (a) build the package themselves, and (b) know enough about building software on Linux to at least post the build log section relative to the failure.
I personally doubt they, themselves, are building anything on a single-core, 580 MHz MIPS machine with 128 MB of RAM. More that they want to package GCC on their commercial product without actually having to run a build themselves.