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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 13:02:26 +0200
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10104041213260.17324-100000@escobaria.sonytel.be>; from Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com on Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:15:59PM +0200
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On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:15:59PM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > We already had the discussion on parts of that implementation. Honestly - 
> > I dont like the stuff - Rolling out mips packages as "noarch" is
> > simply broken - And the argument that one would want to install
> > it on a i386 nfs root is simply an excuse for a broken rpm or missing
> > installer.
> 
> What about modifying dpkg so it can install the lib and include parts of
> non-native packages for arch $ARCH in /usr/$ARCH-linux/? Thay way you can
> easily install *-dev packages for cross-development.

Even with rpm or dpkg different arch packages can be extracted and installed.
On rpm you could do it with "rpm2cpio" or with dpkg you could do it
with "ar x <*.deb>" and then extract the data.tar.gz

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
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