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Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

Posted Mar 22, 2012 16:02 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (guest, #50784)
In reply to: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture by hanwen
Parent article: Fedora mulls ARM as a primary architecture

CPython's build process is broken for cross-compilation and despite various patches to fix it, there's no interest amongst the core developers in doing much about the situation, unfortunately.

There's actually hardly any reason to do what the Python build process does, which is to run the built executable in order to perform a bunch of tasks that could in many cases be done by a suitable host-native executable: compiling .py files to .pyc files merely demands an executable supporting the same Python version, not the specific executable to be run in the target environment; copying files into a particular location does not depend on executing ARM code just because the target device happens to use an ARM CPU.


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