Re: we need a release announcement -- soon [source material]
"Christian Pernegger" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Apt wasn't really standard with slink, was it? And "painless and flawless"
>doesn't convey its power. IMHO this part should mention:
> * that you can easily optimize packages for your system by doing an
> apt-get -b source PACKAGE. (Scrap those "Pentium optimized"
> distros :) ) Those build scrips are a godsend.
I don't think you can normally build optimized packages this way, at
least not if you mean optimized for subarchitectures like the Pentium.
Normally dpkg-buildpackage (which is called by apt-get -b) will build
for the more generic Debian architecture (i386 in the case of the
Pentium), which doesn't have any processor-specific optimizations.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]