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Re: Optimized compilation

On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 21:21:03 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 10:16:44PM +0200, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
> > It is not cross-compilation, it is compilation for the exact
> > architecture of the system... And I'm still wondering why
> > dpkg-architecture revert every x86 to 386,
> All official Debian packages are compiled for 386, because the usually
> tiny benefit of compiling for each individual subarchitecture isn't
> worth the vast increase in the size of the archive.

Why would we have to archive every different sub-architecture ?

We could just provided the capability for end users to be easily able to
build there own optimised packages.

It really grates on my nerves to hear people arguing that it only makes
it a little bit faster so its not worth doing.... its shouldnt be your
decision, let the user decide if they want to take full advatage of their
hardware, or run it in 1985 emulation mode.


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