Re: cdebconf upload
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 07:59:12AM +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > On Mon Mar 10, 2003 at 11:00:32PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > > - switch to a smaller libc, such as uclibc
> > The only downside to this is that I currently do not support all
> > the architectures that are supported by Debian. Adding support
> > for a new arch to uClibc is really not very hard, and most of the
> > needed bits can be directly swiped from glibc, but it does take
> > someone that is familiar with the architecture and willing to put
> > in a bit of time.
> > Debian arches not currently supported by uClibc:
> > hppa, hurd, ia64, s390
> > Working but need some additional polish and ldso support:
> > alpha, sparc, m68k
> > Fully supported:
> > arm, i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, sh
> Does d-i need a trim libc for all these architectures? For S/390, for
> example, if you can get a bootable kernel/initrd in place, you can get
> as bulky an installer as you could wish too.
Likewise hppa and ia64 don't have a 1.4MB floppy limitation. Some hppa
boxes have 1.4MB floppies, but we don't have kernel driver, and have
managed ok so far with CD and network booting.