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Re: Need build for xulrunner



In message <20060625143832.GH15411@country.grep.be>
          Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 25, 2006 at 06:40:59AM -0700, Peter Naulls wrote:
> > In message <20060625074345.GA32356@glandium.org>
> >           Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > xulrunner 1.8.0.4-1 is in need for a build on arm. The buildd failed it
> > > because it took too much time, and elmo seems to be away. This release
> > > contains security fixes that need to propagate to testing. Would someone
> > > be kind to build and upload an arm binary ? (Be aware that building
> > > xulrunner requires disk space, memory and time)
> > 
> > For those who aren't aware, xulrunner builds much of Mozilla.  But this
> > is surely something that ought to be cross built?
> 
> Debian does not do crosscompiling for packages.

Really.  Perhaps you ought to try a more helpful repsonse.  I'll get you
started:

"Debian packages are not cross compiled because ..."

A single paragraph response should suffice.

Moreover, I know that most, if not all the technology exists for this to
happen.  I also appreciate that some packages are not entirely suitable
for cross compiling.  However, for cases like Mozilla and other large
ARM packages, there does rather seem to be a strong motivation to do so.

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