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Re: CPU specific/optimized Debian builds ?



On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 05:05:28PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> On Thursday 23 May 2002 16:42, Michael Stone wrote:
> > On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 11:29:17PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> 
> Well, I think that the emphasis here is that Debian *must* be successfully 
> rebuildable from source packages (even tunnig -O level and -march) within a 
> distribution, so to be ready "when the compilers and applications are able to 
> make good use of added instructions". The whole story is about those debian 
> features, not about if they make any sense, because they certainly do, 
> acording to debian users.

First of all: why must we? But if you want Debian to reach this goal,
grab a couple of packages, build them with you favourite
optimizations, find out if the failing build is the packages or the
compilers fault, file bugs. Repeat as necessary.

Ah, and run your optimized packages and compare the runtime with the
non-optimized version. Post the results. Thanks.

CU
    Thimo

-- 
Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 frozen! See http://www.debian.org/ for details

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