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Re: Long-term mass bug filing for crossbuild support

Neil Williams wrote:

> As noted elsewhere in this thread, --build can be specified alone but is
> usually only used for specialist builds for i686 on i386 etc. I fail to
> see the merit of proposing that packages add --build to the normal
> Debian build for no reason.

As also noted elsewhere on this thread, the other way around is also bad:
optimizing for i686 when you should be targetting i386 (which I guess is
the case on most x86 developer machines): 

Quoting Steve Langasek
> There *is* a need to specify --build when not cross-compiling, if
> your upstream build rules do clever things when the architecture is
> detected as "i686" instead of "i386".


  Felipe Sateler

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