Re: Bulding cross-toolchains in the archive
2012/1/31 Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Wookey wrote:
>> We need to make the tech work and show that we have a package to
>> upload which would build stuff, then agree what is/isn't allowed and
>> make changes to the build infrastructure accordingly.
> Yes, good idea. Sounds like the cross-arch dependency stuff isn't too
> serious an obstacle at all; thanks much for clarifying it.
I wonder which approach should we tackle for approaching wheezy
release, with multi-arch so close, it would be a pity to pollute
Debian archive name space with -$arch-cross packages. But still, build
daemons will not be aware of cross-arch dependencies until wheezy+1,
so we are unable to have a cross compiler packages in wheezy by
build-depending on cross-arch packages.
Another approach would be bootstrap cross compiler from scratch, which
is the approach followed by Marcin packages, but I would suggest to
change -$arch-cross dependencies to the multi-arch equivalents and
force user to enable multi-arch for such architecture on their system.
Of course, as a pre-requirement we need a dpkg aware of multi-arch in
unstable (hopefully sooner than later).
Any thoughts on what solution we want for the upcoming wheezy release?
Héctor Orón -.. . -... .. .- -. -.. . ...- . .-.. --- .--. . .-.