Re: binary-alpha and binary-sparc directories
Raul Miller wrote lately:
> Ian Murdock:
> I doubt there'll be a substantial number of architecture-neutral
> packages; we can either copy or link them into all of the trees.
> I suppose this depends on what you mean by substantial... Here's a
> list of packages that appear to be architecture-neutral, by cursory
> examination on my system.
any package which needs to be compiled is of course not arch-independent.
on my system here (sunos, not debian ;-)) at least the following are
> ii dvips 5.58f 2 TeX DVI-driver for Postscript
> ii fort77 1.6 1 An f2c front end to make it look like a compile
> ii makeidx 2.12 Makeindex, a general purpose index processor
> ii metafont 2.71 2 Metafont - TeX's font engine
> ii xdvi 1.8f 2 A TeX DVI-previewer for X11
the following is even in the source not arch-independent:
> ii syslinux 1.20 0 Boot disk creator.
of the following i don't know (now) which files are included.
some files which i call auxilary files (eg the string pool)
are also arch-dependent, but they might not be included in this
> ii mflib 1.0 5 Auxiliary files to run Metafont
> ii texlib 1.0 4 Auxiliary Files to run TeX
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