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Re: distcheck and canonical_*

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: distcheck and canonical_*
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:31:57 -0500

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 1:03 AM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> * Steffen Dettmer wrote on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 12:21:32AM CET:
>> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM, NightStrike wrote:
>> > When doing a make distcheck, why is for instance the --host option not
>> > propagated to configure without explicitly setting
>> erm... isn't --host enabling cross-compiling?
>> And when cross-compiling, make check always fails with some
>> "cannot execute binary" or so, so distcheck would always fail?
> NightStrike's package is very specialized: by default it will run
> on 64-bit Windows only, because it's part of the support package
> for MinGW64 (or so I assume).  So, since the package already requires
> a cross compilation environment, it might as well also require an
> emulator to be able to execute tests for a successful distcheck.
> wine comes to mind for this, together with binfmt-support to
> automatically execute w32 binaries using wine.

Correct.  And 64-bit Wine actually works pretty well.

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