Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 12:22:48AM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > I'm not sure exactly what you mean here. That no one would
> > consider using your Debian cross environment? That no one
> I am not building cross, i am not building the debian cross
> toolchain. Just for completeness.
> > would consider doing cross-development? What part of it
> > seems to you to be a show-stopper?
> A major problem get the thing in which the configure try to
> begin to build executables and guess on the behaviour of the
> OS to run on. This ends to be a hack and reminds me on
> "pre gnu configure" times where one had to deal
> with hundrets of "config.h" or "os.h" files.
While it is a pain for some packages, it is actually not too bad for most of
them. I think we (mvista) are rolling out cross-compiled 250+ packages for 5
major CPU architectures and 21 sub-architectures - where most of them are
based on debian sources. :-)
> If you are going to use anything like a package format
> might it be "rpm" or "deb" the dependencies tend to be
> utterly broken as the dependcies are guessed by stuff like
> "ldd" output and friends.
There are some tools which make it work right. mvista has one. I think
Merceij has one too.