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Re: Cross platform install

On Mon, 06 Sep 1999 13:56:52 +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
>>ramdisk. My idea is to make an ext2 ramdisk on a debian-i386 system,
>>install a base debian-arm system with some extra packages (PPP, for
>>example) on it, compress the ramdisk and burn it into the flash memory on
>>the SA-1100 board. Is this idea possible at all?
> Yes, that should be no problem.  The ext2 filesystem is portable across 
> architectures, even those of different endianness or word size.

Maybe I should have made my question more clear: I know that the ext2
filesystem is portable, but are the Debian tools portable? I've no doubt
that I can untar the debian-arm base system to the ramdisk, but is it
possible to run an i386 dpkg/apt and tell it to use debian-arm packages
for input and the ramdisk as output?


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031,  2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
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