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Re: Some packages, like unrar, aren't build for arm?

On Sat, 2007-03-10 at 17:19 +0000, Martin Guy wrote:
> 2007/3/9, Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>:
> > On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 08:03:50PM +0100, David Fokkema wrote:
> > > I noticed that unrar-nonfree isn't available for arm. Looking up the
> > > developer's page and checking the buildd logs I noticed an 'n/a' next to
> > > 'arm'. How can I find out what the reason for this exclusion is? Is it
> > > some binary code which only runs on i386??
> >
> > Yes it is nonfree for multiple reasons, one of which is that it is
> > binary only as far as I know.  If it had souce, I imagine the free
> > version would support rar v3 files by now. :)
> unrar certainly exists since woody with full C++ source, but for some
> reason in etch and sid it's only been compiled for amd64 i386 powerpc
> sparc.
> I've just built the etch .debs for arm and armel from source by
> manually downloading the source archives and using
>      $ dpkg-source -x unrar-nonfree*dsc
>      $ cd unrar*3
>      $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
>      $ cd ..
>      # dpkg -i unrar_*deb
> It compiles noisily on both ("warning: 'packed' attribute ignored for
> field of type 'SEE2_CONTEXT") but succeeds, the package installs and
> the unrar successfully unpacks a RAR file giving the same output as on
> i386 on both architectures.
> I've put the arm and armel .debs up under
> martinwguy.co.uk/martin/debian in case anyone wants to test it
> further.

I'm certainly going to give that a go, thanks!


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