'practice' question regarding 'meta' packages
I've been working on the task of compiling the gcc-m68k-linux source
package for a while now, and have a process I can set into a script which
could automagically download and build the cross-compiler, including a
temporary custom binutils package.
My script will need to do these things:
0) Make a temporary build directory.
1) Download ldso, libc6, libc6-dev for the target <arch>.
2) if binutils-<arch> is not installed,
a) download binutils source,
b) compile for <arch> target,
c) install binutils-<arch> temporarily.
3) if dpkg-cross is not installed,
a) install dpkg-cross temporarily.
4) dpkg-cross --install --arch <arch> ldso, libc6, libc6-dev.
5) Download gcc-m68k-linux source.
6) Munge gcc-m68k-linux control, rules, and changelog (until a more
general crosscompiler source package is made)
7) Compile munged crosscompiler.
8) install crosscompiler package.
9) remove any temporary packages if admin okays.
The problem I'm currently having is with #4 above.
gcc-m68k-linux expects to find cross header files under
binutils-<arch> places into /usr/<arch>-linux/bin.
dpkg-cross defaults to placing into /usr/local/<arch>-linux, and can be
changed by the admin.
Can do three things, that I see:
0) rework gcc-m68k-linux' Makefile.
1) make binutils-<arch> install into /usr/local/<arch>-linux/bin and munge
2) be able to override dpkg-cross on a temporary basis, so that headers
can go into /usr/<arch>-linux/include.
#0 is currently out of my league as a coder, but it could happen probably
if/when gcc-m68k-linux is updated/generalised.
For the purposes of this script, #2 would be the 'most correct/easiest'
As I still have a ways to go toward becoming a developer (I'm waiting on
in-person keysigning) I felt it better to bring it up on -devel instead of
simply filing a wishlist against dpkg-cross.
Should #2 be done?