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Re: Cross-compiling debian packages for arm - an automated way?

First thank you for your detailed response Neil, some comments below

On вт, 2013-08-13 at 10:12 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> Don't reinvent Raspbian - Emdebian cannot help with anything related to
> ARMv6. Find a different board - I'd recommend a BeagleBone Black. Much,
> much more capable & reliable than the Pi and similar price point - it's
> ARMv7 and runs armhf properly.
I was not aware of the subtle difference, thanks for pointing it. On the
point i won't reinvent raspbian just build on top of it. E.G. i want to
have gmrender at latest version and some speciffic options - ergo have
to compile it somehow (and it is much better to be in a deb).

> Raspberry Pi is not armhf. Debian or Emdebian cross-compilation for
> armhf will produce binaries that will not execute on Pi. Only armel
> will work on Pi with Debian or Emdebian toolchains or packaging but at
> that point, you lose what few advantages remain of using the Pi.
Will keep that in mind and play around a little to experiment.

In general thanks for the detailed response (and excuse again my

Vladimir Vitkov

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