Re: Questions about powerpc debian build process
Le Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 05:21:35PM +0800, Li Yang a écrit :
> Is the distribution built by native compiler or cross compiler? Is
> the build script and it's configuration publicly available? And can
> it be easily modified to build for another platform(such as changing
> to use a new toolchain)?
with the occasional exception of arm, the builds for all platforms are
native in Debian. The build script is publicly available:
http://packages.debian.org/sbuild. I do not know if the information of
which version is used on the build machines is publically available.
Importantly, there are alternatives to sbuild, depending on what you
exactly you want to do. For instance cowbuilder (in the cowdancer
package) or rebuildd.
Lastly, there is nothing specific to powerpc (Debian is the "universal
OS"). So you may have a better feedback on debian-user, debian-mentors
or debian-devel, depending on the difficulty, purpose and general
interest of your work.
Have a nice day
Wakō, Saitama, Japan