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Re: development packages and multilib



On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 15:04 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Callum Lerwick <seg haxxed com> writes:
> > On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 13:59 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> That doesn't solve the problem.  The part of the problem that's actually
> >> not solved today is the /usr/bin/foo-config problem.  Without a fix for
> >> that, making it a bit easier to deal with include-file diffs isn't
> >> worth anything.
> 
> > The same way cross compilation identifies gcc and strip and whatnot.
> > Prefix it with the architecture.
> 
> Which immediately breaks all the upstream configure scripts that are
> trying to use the config program in the first place.

Native compilation will work just fine. The un-prefixed config-foo
remains in place for the native architecture. Just like gcc.

And yes, it will break build scripts. Because the build scripts are
depending on something that is _broken_right_now_. That's the whole
point here.

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