RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements
dan at danny.cz
Tue Mar 20 17:21:03 UTC 2012
drago01 píše v Út 20. 03. 2012 v 17:57 +0100:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Brendan Conoboy <blc at redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 03/20/2012 09:37 AM, drago01 wrote:
> >>> I'm a big fan of cross compilation, but introducing it into Fedora in
> >>> order
> >>> to support ARM seems unlikely to succeed for too many reasons to go into.
> >> The reasons are? ....
> > Okay, why not?
> > The ones off the top of my head, and this is by no means exhaustive:
> > 1. Fedora Policy (Which I imagine is based on the technical foundation of
> > the following 5+ points and others I'm unaware of).
> I said "technical" so lets take policy aside ...
> > 2. Many packages assume a native execution environment which will not exist.
> > Incredible undertaking to move 11000 packages to cross compilation
> > framework.
> qemu? Should be still faster then doing the whole build on arm.
just a side note - I was told by an OpenSUSE on ARM person that they use
x86 boxes with the user-space qemu virtual machine. It works quite fast,
but still needs some hacking eg. in test-suites
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