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Re: 32bit chroot help

Bharath Ramesh <bramesh@vt.edu> writes:

> I had recently posted in the group for suggestions on the best possible
> setup for a dual opteron compile/head node for our cluster. The solution
> for 32bit support was to install a chroot for compiling 32bit
> applications. I have a few questions on the best way to set up the 32bit
> chroot.
> 1) The base-config package has been dropped. Do I need to configure the
> 32bit chroot or I dont need to configure the chroot at all.

Install sarge and dist-upgrade.

> 2) We use nis for providing a single authentication system. From the
> documents I read I need to have a copy of my /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow
> and /etc/group in the 32bit chroot. Since I am using nis what would be
> the way to enable this.

Setup nis inside the chroot just like outside the chroot.

> I really appreciate the help given by all the debian developers and
> users.
> Thanks,
> Bharath


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