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Re: Circular Build-Depends; am I their only enemy?

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 09:42:17PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Nov 1, 2003, at 11:35, Jakob Lell wrote:
> >When you are porting to a new architecture you can satisfy all 
> >build-depends
> >on an existing architecture and cross-compile the package.
> That's a joke, right? Do you realize how hard it is to cross-compile a 
> lot of packages? For example, ones that do simple things like use some 
> of the build products during the build?

It's hard, and it's also the way it is normally done.  This is not
a contradiction.

A number of linux-for-embedded-devices projects have probably
tackled this problem more thoroughly than Debian has.  I remember
beating ncurses into shape for one such project.

Richard Braakman

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