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Re: experimental buildd

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 17:24, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Oliver Kurth wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Not everyone can do that. On a SGI Indy with R5000-150PC a build of
> > > XFree86 needs about 2 Days, but X is useful on even the slowest Indy.
> > 
> > Can I upload a cross compiled package (for experimental, I know I should
> > not do that for the other archives)? I have a cross compiler here set up
> > for powerpc, on an i386.
> Generally not, due to e.g. endianness issues in non-executable binary
> files. You would have to know the package very well to avoid all the
> promlems which usually crop up for cross-compiling.

Huh? I never had those problems. But I can check if the package works on
a ppc box. I cannot use that for compiling because it is too slow, but
testing should be fine.

Do you have an example for a non-exec binary file, in which you would
expect problems?


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