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Re: next generation apt/dpkg-cross



On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:49:02 +0000
Wookey <wookey@wookware.org> wrote:

> +++ Neil Williams [2010-01-19 20:30 +0000]:
> > On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:57:19 +0100
> > Goswin von Brederlow <goswin-v-b@web.de> wrote:
> > 
> > > I've been working on a next generation apt/dpkg-cross that will
> > > support apt, aptitude, synaptic (anything libapt based) and dpkg
> > > directly.
> > 
> > Why? There is no future for apt-cross or dpkg-cross - there should
> > be no next generation. We get through the multiarch transition and
> > both dpkg-cross and apt-cross disappear for GOOD.
> 
> People keep saying this but I haven't yet seen a plan that replaces
> all the functionality of dpkg-cross. Until we have a viable scheme
> that makes cross-building work without any of the seeded/config files
> from dpkg-cross which currently cmake (and autoconf?) need I reckon it
> will remain, although doing a lot less than it does now.

My problem is that the planning can't really start until multiarch is
sufficiently advanced that the dpkg maintainers can see what dpkg needs
to do - then we can plan for the final removal of dpkg-cross. What
might remain are the cross-config files but the package conversion
hacks need to go away.

Tomorrow's uploads of dpkg-cross and apt-cross are one step in that
direction, making dpkg-cross aware of when it needs to "step out of the
way".

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Neil Williams
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