Re: apt-cross and xapt
2010/10/17 Jim Heck <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I'm sorry if I don't fully follow the ramifications of what you are
> proposing, as my current needs for apt-cross are relatively simple, so I
> will just describe them. I have not yet tried xapt, so I don't know exactly
> how it works, but my primary use of apt-cross is to allow me to pull the
> libraries I need to cross-build binutils and the gcc-4.4 compiler, which I
> then transform using dpkg-cross and install so that I can do the
> cross-build. I guess if apt-cross went away and xapt was unable to perform
> this function I could get by just downloading the needed debs manually from
> the appropriate repository, but it would be nice if the Squeeze release has
> some tool that allows me to do this by harnessing the apt infrastructure.
For toolchain related stuff, `buildcross' in experimental (yes, it
is still rc-buggy) gained support for handling cross libraries without
depend on `apt-cross' (which default at the moment is to depend on
`apt-cross'). `buildcross' does not yet work as I would like it to
work, in order to hit Squeeze, but, it would be nice if we could do
some more testing and fixing (not hard stuff) on `buildcross' so we
can ship this tool along Squeeze and anybody will be able to build its
own cross toolchains with it.
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