Debian Bug report logs - #550780
eglibc: please provide support for cross tools

Package: eglibc; Maintainer for eglibc is GNU Libc Maintainers <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Hector <hector.oron@gmail.com>

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:27:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Hector <hector.oron@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: eglibc: please provide support for cross tools
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 23:19:14 +0200
Package: eglibc
Severity: wishlist


Hello,

  We would like to be able to have cross toolchains in the Debian archive. Currently, at emdebian.org we provide precompiled binaries but we need a way for the autobuilders to understand how to build it.

  The eglibc bit needed is a dpkg-cross -a$(DEB_HOST_ARCH) -b for the libraries and headers of a foreign architecture, that maybe you maintainers could provide as the regular build, but taking into account that it is a mid-hack until multiarch is ready and able to provide a nicer solution for this problem. As an alternative, we could upload a source package build depending on eglibc-source and trying to do all this magic. This can be somehow tricky as you probably already know libc and libgcc have circular dependencies, which prevents us from bootstrapping the compiler 100% from source.

  Comments are welcome, as I am unsure which it is the cleaner and nicer way of providing what libc{6,6.1}-$(DEB_HOST_ARCH)-cross provides and have the autobuilder happy.

Kind Regards,
  -- Héctor Orón


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