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Re: Bug#336080: dpkg-cross: Please add big-endian arm (armeb) support

Hi Nikita, all,

On Fri, 2005-10-28 at 19:31 +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 28, 2005 at 10:46:13AM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> > > > The attached patch adds support for the big-endian arm (armeb)
> > > > architecture.  Please consider applying.

hmm, armeb support sounds good...

> Btw, all this autotools support in dpkg-cross seems to be a complete mess 
> currently. I've almost never touched it since I took the package, but it 
> definitly needs some sort of rework, like:
> - clean separation of per-os, per-endianness and per-cpubits /32 or 66/ 
> vars - so cross-config.$arch only includes those, and defines things that 
> are individual for the arch;

Main thing wookey encountered at Debconf was that packages don't pass
--host=arch-linux --build=arch-linux ... flags to the autotools inside
in the package.

> - some sort of framework that will scan debian packages and find vars that 
> should be defined

Well I actually wonder which vars you have in mind here. Could you

> Any ideas? I'm CCing to debian-embedded in hope for a reply on this...

Maybe you just need some variables in the conf file that have to be set
correctly by the user. Trying to avoid probing stuff from the
environment and overriding what's not correct. Like dpkg-architecure
stuff, ...

Good idea :-)
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