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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:05:38 +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: <E14klMh-0001kx-00@the-village.bc.nu>; from alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk on Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:22:16PM +0100
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On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 12:22:16PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> Or a flawed packaging tool. RPM allows you to force noarch and you can use it
> to get around this precise problem. Its also useful when you want to force
> an x86 package onto an Alpha with em86.
> 
> I find it hard to believe dpkg lacks such a feature.
> 

Just had a look - One can install them 

dpkg --force-architecture -i --root=/nfsexport

But i was arguing against compiling the packages as "noarch" not installing
them with noarch.

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?


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