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Re: multiarchitecture binaries - technical obstacles?

On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 04:37:06AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 10:41:08PM -0400, Shantonu Sen wrote:
> > >reduce the burden on the autobuilders;
> > 
> > Using cross building like this would indeed allow a farm of x86 
> > machines to compile all architectures, instead of needing to support 
> > lots of builder types, which may or may not be as stable as x86. This 
> Cross-compiling is almost invariably *vastly* less stable than native
> compilation.

Do you have any data to support that claim ?

I know many people think so, and were amazed when i ran a ppc kernel
cross compiled on m68k on my apus amiga. Which ran very stably indeed.

And even if it is less stable, is it not because of bugs in the build
suite that could/should be fixed ?

I imagine that running a full cross compiling of the whole debian
archive on every supported arch would identify most if not all of those
bugs, would it not ?


Sven Luther

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