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Re: additions to dpkg-architecture

Baurzhan Ismagulov wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 02:21:13PM +0200, Alexander Shishkin wrote:
>> On 6/23/06, Volker Grabsch <vog@notjusthosting.com> wrote:
>>> For instance, some programs with lots of calculations (e.g. mplayer)
>>> are compiled with different processor optimizations (e.g. mplayer-i586).
>>> Such packages are created by very redundant entries in debian/rules.
>>> Exactly such redundancy is removed by dpkg-cross.
>> mplayer is not in debian, so that doesn't make a good example.
> Just for the record, I had a problem with openssh having been compiled
> for generic SPARC and running painfully slowly on SPARC v8 systems.
> Rebuilding with v8 enabled helped dramatically (virtually instant
> connection instead of 10+ seconds depending on the CPU model, measured
> with a wrist watch).

Also, it makes a perfect sense to compile libc & friends with subarch
optimizations for all of us. Otherwise it should be a site-specific
policy which packages to aggressively optimize, e.g. for routers/bridges
and web-servers.

> With kind regards,
> Baurzhan.


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