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Re: Emulated buildds (for SCC architectures)?

Peter 'p2' De Schrijver dijo [Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 03:41:46AM +0100]:
> > Nowadays, an i386 system emulating a m68k (using either UAE or
> > Basilisk2) is at least comparable to the fastest m68k system ever
> > produced. I have worked with both emulators, and both seem completely
> > safe - Yes, I know we cannot run Debian on a regular UAE because of
> > the lack of a MMU in the official package, but we _can_ run it inside
> > Basilisk2. 
> A much faster solution would be to use distcc or scratchbox for
> crosscompiling.

Yes, but the argument against cross-compiling has always been stronger
- If you are compiling under an emulator, you can at least test the
produced binaries under that same emulator, and you have a high degree
of confidence that they work reliably (this is, if an emulator bug
leads to gcc miscompiling, it'd be surprising if it allowed for
running under the emulator). Using cross-compilers you can't really
test it. And, also an important point, you can potentially come up
with a resulting package you could not generate in the target

But, yes, I'd accept a cross-compiler as a solution as well in case we
could not run an emulator for a given slow platform.


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