Re: emDebian with Etch
On 2008-07-15 10:08 +0200, Daniel Endres wrote:
> Hello mailinglist,
> i've tried to instal the emdebian-tools package. The problem is, that
> I'm using etch and the emdebian-package is only availble for testing and
> Of coures I could install testing/unstable. But I don't want to install
> one of these for production purposes.
> Isn't there any possibility to get the emdebian-tools running under etch ?
It is probably possible, but not trivial, by backporting newer
versions of apt, dpkg and assocaited stuff. I have got current
versions of dpkg, apt, dpkg-corss, apt-cross, libapt-pkg-perl
backported (which is enough to use apt-cross under etch). I only got
this working on amd64 so far: the apt backport failed to build on i386.
For all the emdebian tools there are probably some more tools that
need backporting, but I don't expect there are any showstoppers, so it
can be done and would be very useful work. If we got it done to a
reasonable standard we could upload those packages to a backports
repository (mine are currently only internally acessible).
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