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Re: arm eabi port, patches


On Thu, 2007-02-22 at 15:33:35 +0000, ext Wookey wrote:
> On 2007-02-14 04:00 +0000, Wookey wrote:
> > On 2007-01-10 23:06 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > > > The first candidate is dpkg.  Guillem Jover's patch available here:
> > > > 
> > > > 	http://lists.debian.org/debian-embedded/2006/05/msg00032.html
> > > 
> > > Now that I've opened dpkg's trunk for 1.14 (targetted for lenny), I'll
> > > be appliying a cleaner version of the patch, those versions will be
> > > going to experimental for now.
> > 
> > I've rebased this patch for dpkg 1.13.25 and it seems to work OK. (I'm
> > currently building an emdebian armel cross-toolchain with it.)

For some reason I failed to see this previous mail with the patch. Now
skimming over it I see that at least the arch.m4 change is wrong, it
should not be needed anymore, would have to check the rest.

> > I can't see this filed as a bug/patch for dpkg (but there are an awful
> > lot, so I may have missed it), so I'll do that unless someone shouts
> > that there is a better plan imminent, or that this has in fact already
> > been done.

No, it's not there, it's on my TODO list anyway.

> After doing some testing I found that in fact there is a bug.
> dpkg-architecture for i386 gives the Build arch and host differently:
> DEB_BUILD_ARCH=linux-i386
> which stops dpkg installing anything on the build machine.
> This is probably my fault rather than Guillem's, but needs fixing
> before it can go upstream.

> I shall try and fix this on the way to fosdem, and if I can't, hope
> Guillem is there to explain it all to me :-)

Unfortunately I'll not go to FOSDEM this year, but I can forward port
the patch even if it's not going to be the defeinitive version merged
into svn.


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