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Bug#766708: Coordinating a plan and requirements for cross toolchain packages in Debian

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 07:42:02AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> OK. So your opinion is that this issue should be handled outside of the

There are two aspects of #766708 that I asked for:
1) Reinstantiate the alternative method for jessie, because it was
   tested extensively and many people reported that it works for them.
2) Reinstantiate the alternative method in sid until jessie is released,
   because bugs with the supported method cannot be fixed without
   disturbing the freeze.

The second point has been practically eliminated by Matthias addressing
issues with the supported method quickly (despite the freeze) and by the
upload of src:cross-gcc. Once dpkg-cross gets uploaded, we therefore
have both methods working in sid/experimental. Until then, patches are

The ctte has practically declined the first point by waiting. At this
time there is no way to make either method work well in jessie. Despite
all the hard work in the past year, jessie will just be utterly broken
wrt. cross toolchains using either method.

What I am arguing is that there no longer is anything to handle for


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