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Re: Cross compiler ITP (armel)

On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 02:34 +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> On 02.11.2009 00:00, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 23:14 +0100, Hector Oron wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >>    I would like to do a little explanation on the ITP I have filled for
> >> {linux,binutils,eglibc,gcc-4.3,gcc-4.4,gdb}-armel.
> >>
> >>    These set of packages provide a cross toolchain for armel targets to
> >> be built on i386 and amd64 platforms (maybe ppc could be added)
> >>
> >>    In order to avoid code duplication in the archive, this packages
> >> build depend on -source packages.
> > [...]
> >
> > At present, there is nothing that will ensure that the binary packages
> > you build are released along with the packages containing their actual
> > source.  It would therefore require manual attention to ensure that we
> > meet the source distribution requirements of the GPL, which the FTP team
> > really hates having to do.
> >
> > Until the FTP team implements a means of automatically recording some
> > build-dependencies and the versions actually used as additional source
> > dependencies, and ensuring that these source dependencies are satisfied
> > within each release, you should not use this approach.
> I disagree. It's not worse than the current scheme splitting up GCC uploads into 
> three different source packages, forced by the release team.

You can disagree all you like, but I believe that the FTP team will
currently reject any new packages that use source code from their build-
dependencies.  It would likely be a waste of Hector's time to continue
with this approach.


Ben Hutchings
The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
                                                            - Robert Coveyou

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