So I’ve released GSSMP 1.1, which is guaranteed to contain one fewer bugs, and is relatively unlikely to contain any new ones. Also, thanks to JoÃ£o Pinto, it should build without warnings on AMD64 too!
If anyone wants to make an AMD64 package, I’d be really happy to put that up on the download page. It should be a simple matter of unzipping the source, cd-ing into the gssmp directory, and running make pkg-all.
Go on, it’ll be fun…
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How about just installing a cross-compiler on one of your outdated systems?
Oh wait, you’ve already heard how enjoyable it is.
I have occasional fantasies about installing about 10 virtual machines – one for each Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSe etc. version, and writing a scripting interface to automatically build native packages for each system inside the virtual machines.
Is it normal to have fantasies about such things?
No. I could tell you about normal fantasies, then you could exercise your post editing powers.
What you really want is a cross packager. Packages are just streams of bytes (on all platforms), so given some source code, and some sort of package specification file you should be able to write a C program to produce a set of packages.