Re: m68k boot-floppies
> > out of curiosity, I tried to build boot-floppies for m68k. This does not
> > mean, I want to maintain them for m68k, Michael Schmitz <MSchmitz@lbl.gov>
> > is still listed for this, you might at least update his email...
> Huh? What means "update his email" ?
He probably meant I should commit a patch for whatever file that now
defunct address appears in. As I don't see m68k boot-floppies being built
anytime soon, it's a non issue (that address won't ever appear in the
readme on an install disk).
> According to the documentation:
> <![ %pmac-fdisk.txt [ <tag><prgn>pmac-fdisk</prgn><item>
> PowerMac-aware version of <prgn>fdisk</prgn>, also used by BVM and
> Motorola VMEbus systems; read the <url id="pmac-fdisk.txt"
> name="pmac-fdisk manual page">. ]]>
> It was definately available for slink.
And it's been re-uploaded for potato but this binary disappeared it seems.
> If that's dead now or not needed or whatever, a m68k porter should
> feel free to remove the pkg.
> If pciutils is not available for m68k, argh, then we need to take it
> out of scripts/base/PACKAGES_all and put it in all PACKAGES_<arch>
> files *except* m68k.
There's a m68k machine with PCI but a) I don't know that pciutils has been
tested on that machine, and b) no idea that it's required on that machine.
> I don't want to do this -- the m68k porters should do stuff like this
> since I don't have m68k, don't know m68k, and can't distinguish
> between packages which don't exist for an architecture and pkgs which
> should exist but havne't been ported (probably due to an RC bug).
There's a problem here. We don't have a m68k porter for boot-floppies. (We
don't have that many people manually building other packages either -
most of the work is being taken care of by the buildd. Things too big for
the buildd are done by Christian mostly but he's forced to take a leave
to finish his thesis and defense. Roman probably clears out most of the
remaining build problems; he never talks about it :-) The rest of us is
either too busy with other projects, or without test m68k HW like me.)
boot-floppies can't be built on kullervo because it absolutely requires
root access, right?
> > I: installing atari bootloader
> > cp: m68k-specials/bootstra.ttp: No such file or directory
> > E: ./rescue.sh abort
> > make: *** [resc720atari.bin] Error 1
> > Maybe I should look at Michaels files, this is not included in the
> > boot-files deb, so I tried building without atari support.
> I don't know what the deal is exactly. Michael had to do some manual
> stuff, that is, I don't think it was possible for slink to build
> boot-floppies only using materials from the debian archive. It
> reuqired some, uh, undocumented (I think) manual stuff.
It requires unpacking m68k-support.tar.gz which is in the archive, then
some manual adaption of kernel packages names etc.