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On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 10:50:37AM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Alan Barrett <apb%cequrux.com@localhost> writes:
> > I haven't checked how rescue is linked, but I think that it would be
> > more useful if it were linked against libraries that worked with the
> > least-capable hardware we support.  In the particular case of the
> > i386 port and FPU support, this implies that it should use the soft
> > float version of libm.  The same applies to programs in install
> > ramdisk images.
> Unfortunately those are also significantly larger, and only a very
> small percentage of users (which is dropping all the time) would want
> that.
> I'm starting to lean in favor of a soft float compilation option for
> the x86 for such cases.

I think this is the best solution, and the build machinery may also
benefit other mature ports, like m68k.

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | 

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