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Re: ITP: CPML and CXML alpha installer packages

on the issue of getting the Compaq Compilers to work on debian, here's what i'm looking at.
I have received emails about the scripts i have, that will install the compiler on debian.
I got the impression, that this a a fairly urgent issue for some users.

Here is ( my version of a ) plan:

Curently, i'm downloading the latest incarnations of the compaq-toolchain, that is
ccc, cpml and ladebug. I'll modify my stuff to work with these latest compilers.
IIRC, the only problem was with the create-comp-config.sh in the ccc-rpm, which
sets up the compiler. cpml will be handled by adam's installer and libots seems failry
I'll modify create-comp-config.sh to work on debian systems and supply a patch
to the original, once it's done, so ppl will have to re-run the patched version, once the
rpm itself is installed.
Still being a complete idiot wrt debian packages, i assume a debian-installer similar
to the one adam provided for cpml, will be able to patch the create-comp-config.sh
script and run the result along with the ususal "debian-magic" required ;-)

I think, i'll do it over the coming weekend, since i do have some work today ( btw: trying to
convince a customer to buy a fairly large debian-alpha based setup for commercial
server usage - very exciting after my years of SPARC/Solaris stuff - hopefully compaq
supports my effort ;-)

Anyway, two questions remain:
1. is this patch-approach acceptable for The Debian Way (TM) ?
2. will compaq sue the crap out of me, if i distribute a patch ?

for the second question, i could use a pointer ( email-adress ) of some compaq official, to whom
i could propose this. so, if anybody happens to know somebody who knows...... let me know.

Hope this helps.

Thomas Weyergraf

Thomas Weyergraf                                                kirk@colinet.de
My Favorite IA64 Opcode-guess ( see arch/ia64/lib/memset.S )
"br.ret.spnt.few" - got back from getting beer, did not spend a lot.

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