It used to be you could set DEB_CROSS_INDEPENDENT=yes and the
resulting (cross) compiler wouldn't depend on gcc-xxx-base.
DEB_CROSS_INDEPENDENT has now been removed, but the cross compilers I
try to build *do* depend on gcc-3.4-base.
So I see:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of cpp-3.4-ia64-linux-gnu:
cpp-3.4-ia64-linux-gnu depends on gcc-3.4-base (= 3.4.6-6); however:
Version of gcc-3.4-base on system is 3.4.6-5.
Dr Peter Chubb http://www.gelato.unsw.edu.au peterc AT gelato.unsw.edu.au
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