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Old 05-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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apt-get install apt-build

Anyone ever try this site? How did it do on a regular Debian system? I was planning to upgrade my squeeze video server to wheezy in the next day or so and wondered if this was worth trying.
Old 05-07-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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I've now looked at the site but I haven't tried apt-build. I'd say the best place to ask would be the Debian forum. You can hit the "Report" key and ask the moderator to move this to the Debian forum. I looked at your link at it does look interesting. I'd really be interested to hear from people who use it.
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To me it's similar to LFS, compiled from source.
IMHO you can get the same thing accomplished quite a few ways without compiling everything from source.
1 is to install just the base system & add only what is necessary to you or use debootstrap & install what you want.
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I recently installed Testing/Jessie onto my laptop, first did my own optimized build of glibc and was amazed at the improvement. Then I read about apt-build. I first tried it on iceweasel but did not see the -march lines in the compilation execution; they might conceivably be hidden but others weren't. So I didn't let that go to completion, but did do gtk-2-0 and gtk-3-0 (I'm running MATE) and am seeing yet more improvement.

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Old 12-02-2014, 01:49 PM   #5
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Hi Jonathan (my name too). This thread has been sitting idle for more than a year and a half. It's unlikely that the OP will still be checking it. If you're interested in discussing apt-build why not start your own thread.


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