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Re: Optimized compilation

On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 01:19:30AM +0200, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
> > There's nothing in policy that requires packages to transparently
> > allow you to optimize for a subarch.
> But what is the purpose of dpkg-architecture ? In the manpage, I read
> 	dpkg-architecture - set and determine the architecture for
> 	package building

Debian does not require maintainers to use all the available tools to
their fullest capabilities. Supporting cross-compilation requires
extra effort on the part of the maintainer and upstream.

> IIRC, some archs have subarchs that *need* specific compilation or
> modifications (m68k ?...). How is compilation done with them ?

I've never heard of such a debian architecture.

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