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Re: Need help building a package

Jeff Noxon <jeff@planetfall.com> writes:

> I want to build a new package based on egcs-1.1.1.  It is a cross-compiler
> for Atmel AVR microcontrollers.  It would be a huge waste for me to
> include the entire egcs-1.1.1 source in my upload, as the total changes
> to egcs for this new architecture are just on the order of kilobytes.

> Is there a way to do this?

You should add your stuff to the existing package, which is quite
flexible.  (It already has provisions for building cross compilers and
applying patches before building.)  I've cc'd this to the Debian egcs
maintainers, who should be able to answer your questions.  (In the
past I've found that they are very interested in keeping all the egcc
variants in one source package.)

> Should I instead make some patches to add the new target to the existing
> egcs package, and ask the egcs maintainer to support the new target?

> What if the patches I have are not ported to future versions of egcs?

> Right now I'm leaning toward uploading the whole hog, but I'd rather find
> some clean way to avoid that.


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