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Bug#483906: Adding amd64 -> i486 cross compiler

Hector Oron writes:
> Hello Arthur,
> > Why do we need cross-compilers between biarched archs ? ``gcc -m32'' on amd64
> > and ``gcc -m64'' on i386 are fine. Also, please rebase your patch on current SVN.
> It looked like somebody was using those kind of compilers
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gcc-4.1/+bug/121834
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466422
> Why don't fix that bug? Maybe is a useless toolchain, but it should
> behave as the other builds. Also, now i'm building on a amd64 machine,
> but what about powerpc host builds? That could fix powerpc -> i386
> toolchain as well.
> I send you a rebased patches for gcc-4.1 and gcc-4.2 svn code (it
> looked like somebody already added powerpc lines), but it'd be better
> for me to sent current sources diffs for now long.

maybe you just want to use $(biarch_cpu)-$(DEB_TARGET_GNU_SYSTEM)
instead of having a conditional for every architecture?


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