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Re: toolchain howto

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 06:19:22PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 September 2003 17:14, Steve Feehan wrote:
> > Comments? Does this sound like a reasonable interim solution?
> Yes, that should work in theory, but it will be a lot of work for
> you. Building good .deb packages is more work than you expect
> when you are familiar only with rpm packages.

Well, if this is a good interim solution perhaps others with
more knowledge would like to help? (hint, hint) :)

> Note also that you will probably have trouble with a number of
> packages in woody that are simply too old to support amd64:
> gcc-2.95, binutils, modutils, XFree86 and some more in woody
> won't build in 64 bit mode, and it may not be easy to mix
> different versions.

My idea is to NOT replace any package that doesn't need to be
replaced. So if I can get away with not replacing XFree86 then
I will avoid it.

My users may be unique in that they really only need a pretty
simple build environment. The toolchain and a few libs are
(hopefully) all that needs to be supplied. Nearly all of the
base system can be 32 bit as far as I'm concerned, as long
as a user is able to compile a 64 bit binary if she really
wants/needs to.


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Steve Feehan
Unix Systems Administrator
Structural Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Vermont

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