Re: Fixes for generating cross compiler packages
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> sorry, I just checked in the patches I got from Jeff. Please sort out
> the cross issues without me. Generally, the cross support in the GCC
> packaging is there to avoid a second, third, ... source package, but
> it's not the only way to build cross compilers.
OK, I'll try not to bother you with any technical issues related to
However, I hope we'll continue to use gcc source packages as the "official"
way to build cross-compilers in Debian because this way seems to be the
most consistent and less error-prone compared to others. A large amount of
work has been done in last months to make it stable (and today it really
is for most targets); and the work continues:
- - right now I'm trying to make multilib targets (sparc and s390) to work
correctly as cross targets; I've already committed lib64 support to
dpkg-cross, and now I'm trying to find out what's wrong there at gcc side;
- - there are plans to move the same cross target support to the rest two gcc
source packages - gcc-2.95 and gcc-snapshot
- - there are plans to enable alternative libc support for cross targets (and
probably also builds of cross-compiler without target libc available -
upstream supports that)
- - there are plans for better intergation of cross target build procedure
into gcc source packages, to avoid code duplication between native and
cross targets that's currently there.
Don't you object we'll try to do that?
If you agree, it's probably a good idea to confirm cross-target-related
patches at email@example.com - that will help to keep the
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