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Re: i386->powerpc cross compiler

On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 04:49:13PM +0300, Konstantinos Margaritis wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, David Starner wrote:
> > Is it necessary? That's 56 packages (8 architectures x 7), a lot
> > of disk space on mirrors. We currently have two in the archive. 
> > Why create 53 packages if no one's interested in them? I have no
> > objections to the creation of a new package if someone's interested,
> > but I'd prefer not to see many large packages created if no one's going
> > to use them.
> hm, perhaps you're right. It does sum up to a lot of disk space.
> A much more usable idea that springs to mind is to have a base source
> package that requests <host> and <target> platforms when building and then
> creates the binary package that provides the cross-compiler requested.

Now this sounds like a better idea!

> hm, maybe even host should be auto-configured (actually it makes sense,
> otherwise it would mean making a cross-compiler using a cross-compiler!),
> and only ask for the target platform.
> What do you think?

(That's called a Canadian cross - people actually do build them
apparently :)


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