Re: Getting (really) Started
On Tuesday 25 March 2008, Ravi Chemudugunta wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have had a lot of trouble just even getting started, my efforts have
> so far been unsucessful, and I am hoping that posting here, someone
> will be able to tell me what I am doing wrong. I have access to a
> Ubuntu Gutsy Machine; so I strapped Debian Etch, mounted the proc file
> system, bind mounted the dev filesystem and chrooted into the system.
> apt-get install emdebian-tools
> package not found, hmm ... so I checked the /etc/apt/sources.list, it
> looked ok - I added the US mirror just to be on the safe side, tried
> again! it didn't work ...
> Somewhere else on the wiki, there is a mention of using sid, so I try
> to strap sid, it gets broken halfway - I figure here is something
> wrong upstream, so strapped etch again, went into the apt/sources.list
> and changed etch to sid (good idea?) I did a apt-get update, and
> emdebian-tools shows up in the cache (is this normal ? emdebian-tools
> only existing in the sid repositories).
> It did a whole lot of updates, and added the emdebian uk mirrors, it
> seemed fine but something else went wrong :( and I quit the chroot as
> it was getting late; somehow all of the updates seemed to have
> affected the running kernel through the proc file system and I
> couldn't umount the previously mounted proc and dev, so I ended up
> I was wondering if there's a online emdebian 'playground' that I can
> use to try some simple things like cross compiling packages (pruning
> dependencies, removing documentation etc.) ?
> (btw lurking in the chatrooms, there seems to be no one alive =)
Well I am also a newbie to emdebian, and have a working set of tools
up and running. I am running real Debian-sid, so that may be the reason
I am not hitting the kind of problems you hint at. Knowing the problems
might help in solving them. And yes, I use UK mirrors.
The have successfully build all the packages needed for i386 base-file,
except gnupg, which fails in configure with what looks like a compiler
problem. I am building my own repository so that I can build a root file