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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: Namespace for cross-compilation tools?



On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 23:20 -0400, Zing wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jun 2006 03:14:28 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 08:48 +1200, Michael J. Knox wrote:
> >> Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> >> > I can see three choices:
> >> > 
> >> > 1) Ignore the enduser confusion and go with Ralf's naming:
> >> >   i386-rtems4.7-binutils-2.16.1-0.20051229.1.fc6.i386.rpm
> >> > 
> >> > 2) Namespace the whole thing:
> >> >   cross-i386-rtems4.7-binutils-2.16.1-0.20051229.1.fc6.i386.rpm
> >> > 
> >> > 3) Play games with the '-' to avoid the "it's an rpm separator"
> >> > association:
> >> >   i386_rtems4.7_binutils-2.16.1-0.20051229.1.fc6.i386.rpm
> >> > 
> >> > FWIW, I think #2 has the most precedent.
> >> 
> >> +1 on #2
> > 
> > -10 on #2
> > Redundant info, over engineering, featuritis.
> > Users don't need to know it's a cross compiler/cross-toolchain nor do I
> > see any need why this should be necessary.
> > 
> > -maxint on #3
> > confusing.
> > 
> > Ralf
> 
> FWIW, +1 on #2 speaking as an end-user aesthetic (i like the namespace
> cross-* gives me).
What does cross-* give you?

Do you care about the fact it's a cross compiler?

No, you don't. You don't want a "cross-compiler", you actually want a
compiler targeting a certain target: You want a mips-elf-gcc or an
arm-rtems4.7-gcc or a sparc-sun-solaris2.8-gcc.

> Or what about a virtual provides of "crosscompiler" as a compromise? 
Completely meaningless. There is are many cross compilers. Each of them
is targeting one of many targets, so a "Provides: crosscompiler" would
cause conflicts.

Ralf





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