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

On Sun, 2003-11-02 at 02:42, 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?
> Or, how about "cross-compiling" from unstable to stable. Care to tell 
> me how to build a cross-compiler for that?
> Or, how about wanting to compile from (audited) source for security 
> reasons. Care to explain that cross-compiler?
Okay then, bright-spark.  You tell us how to compile gcc for your brand
new architecture?

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?

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