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?