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Re: compiling packages on powerpc

On Sun, Aug 09, 1998 at 04:58:00AM -0700, Alex Romosan wrote:
> i just installed debian on a powerpc, and i am trying to get familiar
> with it (the 2.1 kernel, glibc 2.1, etc). i started by trying to
> compile some of the packages which are already part of the
> distribution, but i am puzzled by my lack of success. in particular i
> am trying to compile netbase and i fail.
> how does debian manage architecture specific patches? the distribution
> has only one set of patches/sources for all architectures. i assume
> that somehow the diff file contains all the necessary changes, but in
> the case of the powerpc these changes haven't made it into the main
> distribution yet? is there a place where i can find powerpc specific
> patches for debian?

Usually, with #ifdef __powerpc__.

Netbase, I was fairly certain, had been fixed.  Be sure you have the
latest source (from unstable).


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