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Re: Do we really need gcc-m68k-linux?

On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 03:19:05PM -0400, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jul 2001 idalton@ferret.dyndns.org wrote:
> > Okay. Just had time to poke at the toolchain. Chris, I just sent a bug
> > asking if you could put cross-binutils build support back in but have it
> > build no cross targets by default. If we're going to support cross-compiling
> > in any sane way, we probably should have a system that dpkg-crosses the
> > necessary libs and builds the packages on the target machine.
> Ok, I suppose I can try.  I've restructured the package for the next
> upload.  I'll see if I can work it in there (shouldn't be too
> difficult).  I'm still waiting for a new upstream anyway, so it shouldn't
> be too hard to accomplish in the mean time.

I have a partial script worked out. If I remember from the last spate of
discussion we were going to decide to ignore the FHS or not about the location
of the cross-packages. Current practice seems to be sticking them into
/usr/<arch>-linux (or /usr/<arch>-hurd?) but dpkg-cross defaults to 
/usr/local/<arch>-linux. Was this ever resolved?

> > Would this system work better than re-including binutils-<arch> in the
> > archive again? If so.. I think we should just pull gcc-m68k-linux from Woody
> > and try to work on something for (Sarge, is it?) Woody+1. Besides, it
> > build-depends on packages that don't properly exist in Debian. ;)
> I'm not sure if it'll work or not.  It can't be autobuilt, which is bad,
> but if someone builds it by hand and uploads it, I suppose that would
> do...


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