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Re: Cross-compilers.



On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 07:10:20PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 08:15 -0400, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > How much interest would there be in getting a bunch of cross-compilers
> > into Extras? 
> 
> Starting with binutils.... at http://david.woodhou.se/binutils.spec
> there's a specfile based on the current Core package which lets you
> build cross-binutils with for example 
> 	--define "binutils_target i686-fedora-linux"
> 
> That approach lets us track the Core package directly, and I think is
> sanest. What I'm not sure of, however, is how we actually deal with that
> when building for Extras. Is there a simple way we can build it multiple
> times with multiple definitions of %binutils_target, or would we have to
> import it all into multiple directories in CVS with the requisite
> one-line change and then build each one normally?
> 
> Another possibility is that we could make a single SRPM spit out _all_
> the $ARCH-fedora-linux-binutils binary packages, building them all in a
> loop. But that might involve diverging even more from the Core specfile,
> which wouldn't be ideal.
> 
> On the other hand, if we have to postprocess the Core specfile when we
> export it from Core to Extras anyway, perhaps we could have a scripted
> way of converting it to build multiple packages too?
> 
> Suggestions on a postcard to...

I like the one SRPM -> all binary packages idea.  Any reason that
*couldn't* be in Core?

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Matt Domsch
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