On 15/05/2023 19:00, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Sun, 14 May 2023 at 23:37:34 +0200, Josh Triplett wrote:
>> People build things on Debian that are not Debian packages. People
>> compile binaries on Debian, and expect them to work on any system that
>> has sufficiently new libraries.
> *raises hand*
> Hello, I represent an example of those people. With my $work hat on,
> I'm involved in maintaining a family of Debian derivatives (the Steam
> Runtime) that is used to run Steam games on arbitrary distributions,
> including but not limited to Debian. Some of these binaries are built
> on a Debian derivative, but run on an arbitrary other distribution,
> using a RPATH[1] to find their non-glibc dependencies.

As another much smaller example, which I hope is still relevant, I have
taken binaries from Debian stable or oldstable armel and run them for
diagnostic purposes on embedded boards which only have Busybox installed and
for which I don't have a convenient build environment.


PS Apologies if I've followed up incorrectly - I read debian-devel through
an NNTP gateway.

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