Re: ELF migration questions.
On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Raul Miller writes ("Re: ELF migration questions."):
> > [program to test for non-module support of elf]
> > We should just decide which package it belongs in - and I'm tempted to
> > say `dpkg'.
> > Excellent idea.
> ETA 1 week, in 1.1.1. I think I'll include a uuencoded copy of an an
> ELF `hello world' executable in the source, to reduce compiler
> dependencies, &c. I made one and the executable is under 3K.
Hmm ... just one point, though - should the source distribution be
architecture independent? I.E. should dpkg-1.1.1.tar.gz compile just as
well on the Alpha &c as it does on the i386? If so, this idea would need
revising - you could of course include the uuencoded executable which is
only used if the target is i386, and compile otherwise, but that gets a
bit messy. Or have I got the wrong end of the stick? :-)