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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: (Florian Lohoff)
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: Alan Cox <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 12:22:16 +0100 (BST)
Cc: (Jun Sun), (Kevin D. Kissell), ("MIPS/Linux List (SGI)")
In-reply-to: <> from "Florian Lohoff" at Apr 04, 2001 12:02:11 PM
> 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.

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.

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