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Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant


2010/7/10, Martin Guy <martinwguy@gmail.com>:
> Sure. So my question was "what are the technical impacts of the string
> chosen as an arch name?" -or- "What would make it 'wrong'"?

AFAICS, there are no technical impacts. If someone knows it better,
please expand.

> Sorry, I didn't mean that literal string, I meant changes to build
> scripts where the architecture name is fished out and matched against
> a pattern beginning with "arm", for example in shell script case
> statements or in Makefiles using that awful "findstring" syntax.

Like toolchain packages, those need patching. It might be wise to add
arm* instead "arm armel armeb" in some cases, where it fits.

> Even once the bootstrapping is done, adding a new architecture to
> Debian is a lot of work.

I know, but what should we do? Step back and use another distro for
hardfloating point? I think we are more than enough "capable" people
interested to bring this port to Debian.

BTW, thanks for the hints.

 Héctor Orón

"Our Sun unleashes tremendous flares expelling hot gas into the Solar
System, which one day will disconnect us."

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