[tex-k] portability of format dumps

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Sep 18 02:51:31 CEST 2015

Dear all

I would like to know what is ther current status of format dump file's
portability between architectures.
(status: texlive 2015 sources)

I remember faintly that at some point it was possible to use 
format dumps within the same endian-class, but it was not possible
to switch to a different-endian system.

Is this still the case, are there any other restrictions concerning
format dump reuse across platforms?

Background: Debian uses multi-arch systems and would like to have as many
packages marked up as arch-independent so that one can use whatever arch
that is installed



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