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Re: additions to dpkg-architecture

Baurzhan Ismagulov <ibr@radix50.net> writes:

> 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).
> With kind regards,
> Baurzhan.

Sparc is the most extrem case that I know of though giving the biggest
speedup for crypto code. This example has come up in the past and I
thought someone would have added an ssh-sparc8 package with optimized
ssh by now. This is one of the cases that are worth it.


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