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Re: Results of the meeting in Helsinki about the Vancouver proposal

On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 02:13:50PM +0200, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> > * Many packages don't support cross-compiling, and those that do may
> >   have bugs in their makefiles that make cross-compiling either harder
> >   or impossible.
> > * You can't run the test suites of the software you're compiling, at
> >   least not directly.
> > * There's a serious problem with automatically installing
> >   build-dependencies. Dpkg-cross may help here, but there's no
> >   apt-cross (at least not TTBOMK); and implementing that may or may not
> >   be hard (due to the fact that build-dependencies do not contain
> >   information about whether a package is an arch:all package or not).
> scratchbox solves these problems.


> Which is why scratchbox is a more interesting solution, as it only runs
> those parts on target which can't be done on the host.

Sounds interesting.  Will you work on implementing this?


Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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