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Re: autobuilder environment variables?

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 04:13:35PM -0500, Camm Maguire wrote:
> Greetings!  Do the autobuilders set any particular environment
> variables?  Is there any other way that 'apt-get -b source <package>'
> can build a package customized to the user's hardware, but the
> autobuilder build a generic binary that will run on all systems?
> (i.e. consider i386 extension instructions, such as 3dnow and sse).
> There seems to be some consensus that it would be better not to have
> the atlas package, for example, compile tuned libs under /usr/lib/sse
> and /usr/lib/3dnowext, but to rather compile a single lib, and have an
> easy procedure for the end-user to rebuild from source and tune the
> package to their hardware.

No, there really is no way to tell you are being autobuilt.  I'd
recommend the opposite - require users to set an optimization variable
before buildng.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software                              Debian Security Team

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