XXI century and still using 386 packages...

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 2 18:03:06 CST 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 11:35:19PM +0000, Rui Tiago Matos wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 11:45:01 -0800, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > - Ubuntu packages are compiled using the i486 instruction set (not i386),
> >   choosing between equivalent instruction sequences based on the choice
> >   which should perform best on Pentium 4 CPUs (-march=i486 -mcpu=pentium4).
> This is not really important but I've just built a couple of packages
> from warty's main and the march and mcpu flags are not being passed to
> gcc. Are they applied to just some packages?

They are used for the official Ubuntu package builds.  If you build packages
by hand, you are free to use whatever flags you wish.

 - mdz

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