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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.

One reason is that a guess via "uname" will lead to e.g. a mips64-linux
build attempt on a 32 bit userland, just because the kernel is 64 bit.

Generally speaking, such guesses are unreliable in multi-ABI


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