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Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts

Agreed....I was just trying to shut down lots of agruments for/against pentium

							Dave Bristel

On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Mike Markley wrote:

> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 11:38:28 -0500 (EST)
> From: Mike Markley <mike@markley.org>
> To: David Bristel <targon@targonia.com>
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: ramblings about old hardware, gzip, bz2, and pentium opts
> Personally, I'm of the opinion that apt/dpkg should be made smarter about
> source packages built locally, with some sorta flag in the status files
> indicating that it was built from source... basically make it similar to
> *bsd make world, except that doing upgrades gives you the option of using
> source packages to recompile all upgraded packages that you had already
> compiled from source package. Could even have an alias for gcc in some
> conf file somewhere, so that you can very easily pass whatever flags you
> like to gcc for all packages... a bit of a hack but it might work better
> than making everyone stick new variables in debian/rules. Either way, it'd
> be very nice to be able to pick and choose between binary packages for
> some things and compiling with optimizations from source packages for
> other things, and have upgrades be automatic. Some ideas about
> implementation of this have been discussed on the list as well... it'd
> sure be nicer than bloating the archive further with binary packages
> compiled w/optimizations for every imaginable processor.
> On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, David Bristel wrote:
> > I agree....I was trying to make a point about "Pentium" optimized packages being
> > a bad idea...if we do it for Pentium, why not Athlon, why not Cyrix?  Because it
> > adds to the already HUGE size of Debian.  I don't remember hearing if a final
> > solution was found, but if there wasn't one, we have to start looking at
> > breaking contrib and non-free out to seperate sites.
> > 
> > 							Dave Bristel
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> Mike Markley <mike@markley.org>
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