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Re: How should stalin be handled on slower architectures?

> On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 04:52:21PM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
>> Florian Weimer wrote:
>> > Mandatory cross-compilation of Debian packages is the only long-term
>> > answer to this set of problem because we won't magically get more
>> > address space or MIPS for legacy and embedded architectures.
>> A lot of packages don't support full cross-compilation.  I suppose
>> using distcc or similar will help a bit and not need modification to
>> packages, though.
> Using scratchbox (www.scratchbox.org) most packages can be compiled
> without worrying about the normal cross-compiling issues.  And
> scratchbox is available as debian-packages (in fact, scratchbox is
> developed mainly for a Debian environment...)
> At the moment, only ARM, x86 and PPC are supported (simply because of
> the developers' focus), but since it's a GPL'd project, adding support
> for other platforms is simply an issue of putting down the effort =)
> Scratchbox performs most of the compilation using a cross-compiler,
> but all things that require the real thing (things like binaries that run
> on the target during configure-phase, etc.) are built using either
> cpu-transparency (a real machine) or emulation (qemu).

Btw, dpkg-cross is available to cross-compile debian packages. It supports
all debian linux targets (and gcc-3.3 debian source package may build
cross-compiler debs for all those; same about binutils patched by the patch
from #231707; pre-build cross-toolchain debs are at

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