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Re: Cross-compiling and dist-cc



On Tuesday 22 February 2005 14:01, John Hasler wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > And a hell of a lot of work. You can't just create checksums of the
> > resulting binaries and compare those; it's not as if any difference
> > between the two compiled binaries would constitute an error...
>
> The idea is to cross-compile and native-compile _for_ _the_ _same_ _target_
> _architecture_ and then compare the binaries.  I don't see why they should
> differ.

A suprising number of programs embed the current date, time, hostname etc. in 
their user visible version strings. The Linux kernel for example, does not 
compile identically twice unless you hack it slightly.



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