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Re: [multiarch] Proposal for *-dev packages

Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 03:20:00PM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > I wouldn't worry too much about porting to a new arch prior to their
> > being a preprocessor conditional.  If that's the case then the toolchain
> > isn't ready yet and we shouldn't be trying to distribute packages on
> > those archs yet anyway.  As for arch-specific information, not sure what
> > you mean there, if it's arch-specific in a header file, put preprocessor
> > conditionals around it.
> The preprocessor conditional is not the problem. The content to put within
> conditionals is. Putting arch-specific data in a binary-all header means
> I need to know the results of, say, configure on any arch the header
> will be installed on when I'm initially putting together the package.

You already do otherwise you couldn't put the result into your
configure script to be tested in the first place.

> > So you check what the architecture is in the script, that's not terribly
> > difficult.
> Again the problem is not with the check but with the desired output.
> Regards,
> Daniel.

Do you have an example for your problem?


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