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Re: Multiarch, policy and cross-compiler libraries for non-Debian architectures

Stephen Kitt scrisse:

> Would it be acceptable to introduce an exception to policy allowing
> this? Something along the lines of 
>         An exception is granted for `Architecture: all' packages
> containing libraries targeting platforms for which there is no Debian
>         architecture. Such packages may use their traditional triplet
> as recognised by binutils and gcc.
> (The phrasing is certainly not perfect; this ends up being an
> exception to an exception...)
> Policy also doesn't mention /usr/include/<triplet>; I saw that
> possibility referred to in http://bugs.debian.org/542865. 
> I'd appreciate your thoughts!

While the wording may be refined for the final patch to policy, your
proposed idea is good. Have you already opened a bug to track it?

> PS. I realise some may find it odd to spend time on Windows support in
> Debian, but it does come in handy, for instance for newer versions of
> Wine, or for Windows versions of some tools used to install Debian
> from a Windows environment.

No need to feel alone in the dark, other compilers for bare-bone mcu
are in the same conditions. avr and msp430 (experimental only right now)
tool-chains will benefits from your proposal. 

Cheers, Luca

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