Subject: Re: endianness of *.db on cross builds
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/2002 11:36:45
> > something like this? it still looks ugly, i need help from Makefile
> > expert.
>Yah, that's precisely what I had in mind :-)
committed for 1.6.
i still see benefit in creating *.db under share in network byteorder.
*.db under /usr/share is keyed by ASCII string, so there's no real
interoperability issue (we can safely NFS-share /usr/share).
if we ship network byteorder *.db:
pros: single share.tgz for all archs
cons: slower on little-endian machines
if we ship target byteorder *.db:
cons: we can't ship single share.tgz
the other alternative is to generate *.db on the fly at the first
boot time (like in /etc/rc.d).