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[bug#32624] [PATCH] gnu: perl: Add support for cross-compilation

From: Raphaël Mélotte
Subject: [bug#32624] [PATCH] gnu: perl: Add support for cross-compilation
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 14:58:26 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès writes:

> I would prefer to rely on Perl’s build system, assuming it supports 
> cross-compilation.

I understand.

> Now, I see that Buildroot uses perl-cross, so maybe it’s a sign that
> it’s unavoidable:
> Besides I personally don’t consider cross-compilation of Perl a
> priority, so unless you have a need for it, you can choose a different
> task to work on.  ;-)

I guess writing a package recipy for perl-cross wouldn't be too hard,
but forcing it's use when cross-compiling or even adapting Perl's build
system requires knowledge I don't have (yet?).

> Let me know if you want to pursue the Perl cross-compilation endeavor
> and if not, we can close this issue.

I don't need it so much either so I'll try to focus on smaller packages 
definitions that I find useful. 

(I just closed the issue)



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