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Re: Debian Packages compiled with PGCC

Ben Collins <bmc@it.larc.nasa.gov> writes:

> On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 09:51:57AM +0100, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> > recommended) with PGCC. The minority who have a 386/486 now can't probably use
> > these software because their CPU is too slow and if they want, they could use
> > the src to compile the softs on them own ?
> The whole ideal of Linux is to be able to run on those old 386/486
> systems, and I think that minority is a lot bigger than you think. Just to
> point out, you think it's not good for them to run these packages on
> 386/486, but making them compile them (which is way more CPU intensive) is
> ok?

I agree with Ben here - the binary distribution should remain _at least_
486 compatible, if not 386 compatible.

But, if we get source depends and automated builds working, then we could
do something like:
"apt-get compile-install <insert app here>"

Obviously, you'd tell apt in it's config what your compiler is and what
flags to use.

_That_ would be cool.

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