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Re: Announcing an intention to produce an armeb port of Debian

W. Borgert wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 10:45:26AM +0930, Debonaras Project Lead wrote:
> > The Debonaras project (http://www.debonaras.org) is a group of Linux
> > developers who have created the beginnings of a big-endian ARM (armeb)
> > port of Debian.  We have built 2500+ stable packages so far (see
> > http://ftp.debonaras.org).
> Just a completely uninformed question: Wasn't the -el (endian
> little) in mipsel a pun on the "wrong" endianess?

I don't think so.

> If so,
> shouldn't it be armBE, because it's the "right" endianess?

-EL/-EB/-el/-eb are commonly used gcc switches to select endianness.
OTOH, the host configuration uses arm*b-* or arm*be-* for big endian
ARM, so a case could be made for both ways.


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