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Re: attempt at a big-endian debian ARM 'port'

Hi Lennert,
nice to hear that. If you look at the archive you'll see I came in this list 
to ask for a big-endian port.
Unfortunately I was told that it would be difficult to have an official debian 
However I think it's feasible and there're also other guys who might be 
interested in this port.
Now I'm in vacation, so I'm not able to test what you've done but I'm more 
than confident of your skill.
I've seen you have chosen the armeb architecure, can you post the flags you've 
used to build the cross toolchain?
I suggest the soft floating point and armv5 switches if we target IXP2400.
Please can you provide a preinstalled root tree from which we can start doing 
something. (In my case not before the end of this month)


On Thursday 11 August 2005 00:50, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
> (please CC, not on the list)
> Hi all!
> I've been working on a big-endian debian ARM 'port' for some days now,
> and I'd like to share the result so far with you all.
>  http://sukurys.wantstofly.org/
> So far I've managed to build about 600 packages.  Right now I'm working
> toward satisfying the build dependencies for gcc, and then I'll try to
> build gcc and then rebuild everything built so far.  (Lather, rinse,
> repeat.)
> The main reason for doing this 'port' is that I need a distro to run on
> my big-endian NSLU2 (IXP4xx) and IXP2000 platforms.  I ported Fedora Core
> 2/3/4 to big-endian ARM first (http://skrybele.wantstofly.org/), but
> getting the necessary patches integrated upstream has turned out not
> very productive at all, and I'm frustrated enough to ditch Fedora in
> favor of something else if that something else will cause less hassle for
> me in the long run.  Since debian already has an ARM port, this makes my
> job considerably easier..
> Comments welcome!  (Please CC..)
> cheers,
> Lennert

Marco Canini

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