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Re: Cross compiler ITP (armel)

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:

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

If gcc maintainers agree include a dummy gcc-source-armel package with
Depends: gcc-source (= 1.2-3). That way the cross build package will
require the right source. It ensures they always enter/leave testing
as a pair.


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