Re: alpha boot-floppies
>> Are you asking for boot-floppies write access?
>Yes I am.
>> I don't have any
>> control over new-maintainer but I can add people who are *not* debian
>> developers to have write access to boot-floppies. I would prefer if
>> you first send a patch to this list for review before you commit stuff
>> if you're new to all this though, at least for the first round...
>Ok, I appended patch for CVS tree.
>This patch makes it possible that you finish 'make release' for alpha,
>but only for sub-architecture of 'generic'.
Ick. Some parts of this patch is too nasty to apply. I'll go though
and tell you why...
>> We have this but I think it only works on i386. See
>> scripts/rootdisk/mklibs.sh. Perhaps someone could get it working for
>> the other architectures?
>I am looking into that.
That would be excellent...
>diff -uNr boot-floppies-cvs.orig/Makefile boot-floppies/Makefile
>--- boot-floppies-cvs.orig/Makefile Thu Nov 25 20:01:14 1999
>+++ boot-floppies/Makefile Thu Nov 25 22:09:51 1999
>@@ -101,9 +101,10 @@
> #### alpha part
> kernelalpha := ../kernel-image-$(kver)-
>-alpha_arches := avanti xl xlt cabriolet eb66 eb66p eb64p eb164 pc164 \
>- lx164 sx164 jensen noname takara mikasa noritake alcor \
>- miata miata-s sable sable-g book1 ruffian
>+# alpha_arches := avanti xl xlt cabriolet eb66 eb66p eb64p eb164 pc164 \
>+# lx164 sx164 jensen noname takara mikasa noritake alcor \
>+# miata miata-s sable sable-g book1 ruffian
>+alpha_arches := generic
> alpha_rescue_targets := $(alpha_arches:%=resc1440_%.bin)
> alpha_drivers_targets := $(alpha_arches:%=drv1440_%.bin)
You've eliminated all the alpha subarchitectures. That would be nice
if it were true but I'm afraid it's not.
>@@ -320,7 +321,9 @@
> ifeq ($(architecture), alpha)
>- $(MAKE) $(alpha_rescue_targets) $(alpha_drivers_targets) root1440.bin
>+# $(MAKE) $(alpha_rescue_targets) $(alpha_drivers_targets) root1440.bin
>+ $(MAKE) $(alpha_rescue_targets) $(alpha_drivers_targets)
>+# we can not make root1444.bin for now, because of too large root.bin.
> echo unsupported architecture: $(architecture); false
We need to solve this problem, not hack-around it in the top level
>@@ -1024,7 +1026,12 @@
> $(arch_rootdisk_deps) \
> rootdisk.sh common.sh Makefile keymaps.tgz \
>- ./rootdisk.sh "" $(archive) 3200 $(debianversion) "" $(LINGUA) "$(FONT)" $(SFONT)
>+ case $(architecture) in \
>+ alpha) ./rootdisk.sh "" $(archive) 5400 $(debianversion) "" $(LINGUA) "$(FONT)" $(SFONT)\
>+ *) ./rootdisk.sh "" $(archive) 3200 $(debianversion) "" $(LINGUA) "$(FONT)" $(SFONT)\
> root-graphical.bin: $(shell find scripts/rootdisk -type f ) \
> $(shell find utilities -type f ) \
Ditto -- 5400 is too big to actually fit on a floppy.
>diff -uNr boot-floppies-cvs.orig/basedisks.sh boot-floppies/basedisks.sh
>--- boot-floppies-cvs.orig/basedisks.sh Thu Nov 25 20:01:14 1999
>+++ boot-floppies/basedisks.sh Thu Nov 25 20:26:06 1999
>@@ -122,6 +122,8 @@
> # any architecture-dependant devices
> case "$arch" in
>+ (cd $B/dev && /dev/MAKEDEV loop std hdc hdd hde hdf hdg hdh sdc sdd sde sdf sdg sdh )
> (cd $B/dev && /sbin/MAKEDEV isdn-io eda edb sonycd mcd mcdx cdu535 lmscd sbpcd aztcd bpcd dac960)
This is completely unnecessary. On line 119 above we make all these
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