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Re: gcc on a biarch system

* Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> [030705 17:14]:
> No, that's exactly the wrong way around. dpkg-libinfo (at least the
> current proposal) uses dpkg-architecture to find the target
> architecture and dpkg-architecture in turn calls gcc to get that.
> It makes sense this way, although dpkg-libinfo might also call gcc
> directy.

Actually, my proposal dealt with what gcc cannot tell dpkg-architecture
(at least not using gcc --print-libgcc-file-name), but...

> There is a patch for gcc so that it calls uname(2) to find out if it 
> should build 32 or 64 bit binaries. 

Yes, that would be much better.  Do you know where this patch lives?

> You can then use the personality system call when you want to change
> to building 32 bit packages, e.g.  'do32bit fakeroot
> dpkg-buildpackage' (I don't know if there is already a tool that
> changes the personality, but do32bit is probably not the best name for
> such a tool).

Works for me.  Thanks.


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