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Re: Single Chip ARM solution for Debian Linux?

On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 11:58 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<lkcl@lkcl.net> wrote:

> i mean... i don't know of any other build system which is capable of
> performing cross-compiles of packages by not just downloading a
> cross-compiler, oh no, that's been tried before and known to be
> problematic.

[... especially when the host architecture is a different endian-ness
or size from the target architecture.  many other build systems have
to force-use autoconf's "cache" system, placing a pre-built native set
of ./configure answers in under autoconf's nose when cross-compiling,
whereas the absolutely stunning and brilliant idea of running the
target architecture's compiler under qemu for that target architecture
just solves the majority of cross-compilation problems in one fell
swoop ].

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