Re: we need a release announcement -- soon [source material]
On Aug 06, Colin Watson wrote:
> "Christian Pernegger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
You can do it if you use the "pentium-builder" package. Kind of a
misnomer, really; if you export DEBIAN_BUILDARCH=68060, it will build
68060 optimized packages on m68k ;-) I doubt it works with
"new-style" gcc arch specifications (-march=68060 vs. -m68060)
though. I'm sure joeyh would entertain a patch :-)
I guess something like this will work:
apt-get install pentium-builder
apt-get -b source dpkg emacs20 xfree86-1
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