[pkg-fso-maint] qemubuilder + distcc

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at iki.fi
Thu Oct 9 23:17:32 UTC 2008

Luca Capello <luca at pca.it> writes:
> Kudos for the effort, but I'm not sure ATM these packages are useful:
> they are not like "native" packages, but instead cross-compiled ones.
> The first problem I see is that I'm quite sure that they'll be never

I wouldn't trust the generated binaries either. However, I feel they
can still be useful in speeding up the modify-recompile-debug cycle
you might have when you try to track down a bug: today I didn't need
to wait two days to see that linux does not compile :-)

> [1] to be clear, neither QEMU uses the buildd infrastructure, but it's
>     very close to since it's a native compilation

Sure. However the simple case where upstream build process generates a
binary during build and then runs it should work with
qemubuilder+distcc combination (unlike what would happen when you do
pure cross-compilation).

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