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Re: [vox-tech] debian package ideas

On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 03:05:44AM -0700, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> I know that all the x86 debian packages are compiled for the lowest common
> denominator. However, I'd like to take advantage of anything gcc can do to
> optimize for my fancy pentium+ chip.

Most packages use GNU automake, so you can, e.g., set CC='gcc -mcpu=ev56'
before running apt.

> is there a simple way to tell apt-get to build packages from source, then
> install?

'apt-get source --build <packagename>'
'dpkg -i *.deb'

> could I easily recompile all (or nearly all) my existing packages in a similar
> manner?

Sure. With a little fiddling and some shell code you could do this.

Henry House
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