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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.

Hmm.  The 3dnow and sse portions of code tend to be small; many
programs I've seen simply compile them all and select the right one at 
run-time.  Bloat, obviously, but not much bloat I don't think.

Or is that not appropriate for atlas?


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