Bug#766708: Request to override gcc maintainer changes breaking unsupported way of cross-building
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 09:35:52AM +0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> The libc*-$arch-cross packages come from rebuilds of glibc package.
The major complaint being made here is that this process relies on
out-of-archive code, whereas the unsupported alternative
with_deps_on_target_arch_pkgs does not.
> All of which can be compiled trivially with Build-Depends /
> Build-Using: linux-source, gcc-4.x-source, glibc-source.
FSVO trivially. In other words: This may work nicely on Ubuntu, but you
may have missed that we're talking about Debian atm. No, it doesn't
build on Debian (yet, but it is being worked on).
> [ Long parapgraph about how cross toolchains are supposed to work ]
I do not disagree with the long term goal. I merely argue that it has
not yet been achieved and that we should keep some legacy until then.
This is why I asked a ruling to not apply beyond jessie.
> The proposed multiarched builds, are only good for one time
> out of the archive bootstraps, but in no way are supportable in the
Thanks for making my point: These multiarched builds are currently
useful for doing architecture bootstraps. That's what I used them for.