Re: cross compilation,assembly
> Ian Jackson:
> It would be nice, but it can't be done. Our packages don't
> cross-compile - well, some do, but we don't require them to and
> can't do so because the upstream package may well not support it.
From: Raul Miller <email@example.com>
> I disagree. It could be done, though not for all packages. [I can
> see packages with architecture independent files, packages with
> architecture specific files that can be built for all architectures,
> and packages with files which have architecture specific semantics.
> The latter case would have to be addressed by someone who knows what
> they're doing.]
> Also, it would be interesting developing useful (and concise)
> installation tools for such an environment.
No cross-compilers have been uploaded. It would be nice if in the future
each Debian architecture group would maintain cross-compilers for the
different architectures to their own architecture. The header stuff
is somewhat problematic but not too bad.
I would encourage package maintainers to build their packages with
all available cross-compilers, once they are available. We could establish
testers for each architecture who would verify that packages worked properly
on their own platforms.
I think we could do this.
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