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Re: Packages requiring bootstrapping



On Sat, 2005-02-26 at 20:49 +0100, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
>How are packages requiring bootstrapping going to be handled? I have
>currently packages for sbcl (a Lisp compiler), ghc and nhc98 (Haskell
>compilers) that require themselves installed to build.

Modula-3 (used for cvsup) has the bootstrap compiler distributed in
assembly form. For GHC Jens was talking about using the Debian binaries.

For bonus points, contrive a way of shipping a bootstrap compiler in
Java bytecode or something bizarre like that :)

-- 
dwmw2


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