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Re: Debian powerpc binary compatibility?

may be you can try apt-build ?

$ cat /etc/apt/apt-build.conf
build-dir = /var/cache/apt-build/build
repository-dir = /var/cache/apt-build/repository
Olevel = -O3
march = -march=pentium2
mcpu = -mcpu=pentium2
options =
As you can see, there you can rebuild packages in an automatic way with
whatever option you need.

Hope it will help, xavier

----------------original message-----------------
De: "brian m. carlson" sandals@crustytoothpaste.net
A: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:24:41 +0000
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 01:48:19PM +0400, Sergei Poselenov wrote:
>> - What exact target CPU it is built for? I see here
>> http://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/install the list of
>> supported machines, but how can I understand will the Debian binaries
>> work on my board with the specific CPU?
>> Is it possible, knowing only the specific CPU type (440, 603, 8540,
>> 8560, etc) to say will it run Debian PowerPC Distro or not?
>> (I understand that there should be a kernel supporting the specific
>> board; I'm rather interested in the instructions set used by GCC to
>> build the binary images for Debian powerpc distro. In short - what
>> "-mcpu=" GCC option is used for build?)
> I believe "-mcpu=generic" is used, except for perhaps certain kernels.
> As you pointed out, if there's a kernel for it, Debian powerpc will run
> on that type of chip. There may be specially-compiled versions of some
> packages that use Altivec, but there should be a generic version for
> those as well.
> You can try running "gcc -v" and see what host, build, target, and
> with-tune are set to.
>> - We are considering to rebuild the Debian distribution, to
>> tune the packages for the specific CPU type (enable hardware FP
>> support, etc).
>> I now the Debian powerpc distro is built natively. Are there any
>> details of the build process available, so we could use it in our
>> build system?
> Normally when you build a package with dpkg-buildpackage, it sets
> certain environment variables to a default value (for example, CFLAGS=-g
> -O2). You may be able to modify that slightly for your needs. Note
> that that doesn't guarantee that the package in question won't override
> it.
> -- 
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