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builder-cc - gcc wrapper to facilitate pentium-optimizations

BUILDER-CC(1) Debian GNU/Linux BUILDER-CC(1)

NAME

builder-cc - gcc wrapper to facilitate pentium-optimizations

SYNOPSIS

export DEBIAN_BUILDARCH=architecture
 
export DEBIAN_BUILDGCCVER=gcc-version
 
gcc ...

DESCRIPTION

The builder-cc wrapper is normally used by calling gcc as usual. If the environment variable DEBIAN_BUILDARCH is not set, builder-cc does nothing, and the real gcc is invoked with the specified arguments.
 
When the DEBIAN_BUILDARCH environment variable is set, builder-cc invokes gcc with the specified arguments, plus -mcpu=DEBIAN_BUILDARCH -march=DEBIAN_BUILDARCH This has the effect of telling gcc to use architecture-specific optimizations without changing the command line. This is particularly useful for package builds.
 
If DEBIAN_BUILDGCCVER is not set, builder-cc calls gcc.real. If DEBIAN_BUILDGCCVER is set, builder-cc calls gcc-DEBIAN_BUILDGCCVER instead.
 

ENVIRONMENT

DEBIAN_BUILDARCH
If set, the architecture to compile for. Useful values are pentium or pentiumpro.
DEBIAN_BUILDGCCVER
If set, the version of gcc to be invoked. Useful values are 3.0 or 2.95.
 

NOTES

The real gcc is renamed gcc.real, and a diversion is registered with dpkg-divert(1). Thus builder-cc's idea of the default gcc is dictated by whatever package installed /usr/bin/gcc.
 

SEE ALSO

gcc(1)
2002-03-02 Debian Project