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Re: Status of boot-floppies on Alpha?



On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 11:23:05AM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:

> marcel@debian.org (Marcel Harkema) writes:
> 
> > On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 04:25:24PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> >   Are you a debian developer?  Then you can commit changes yourself.
> >   If not I'll be happy to apply them for you.
> 
> Well, I am a Debian developer, but I'm behind a firewall and can't use 
> CVS, so it would be nice if you could commit those patches. Shouldn't
> break anyhing I'm pretty sure. While at it, could you please also add
> ash to the dependencies? scripts/rootdisk/mklibs.sh uses it.

  The ash dependency is in CVS since yesterday.

> > > I'm not sure lowmemrd is really needed for Alpha anyway... Were there
> > > alphas at any time with < 16 MB RAM? The lowest I've ever heard was
> > > 32.
> > 
> >   Nod.  You can drop lowmem support.
> 
> I'll make a patch that skips it and post it here (=debian-boot).

  Great!

> >   You can turn off library reduction for now (afaik i386 is the only
> >   arch on which library reduction works currently?).  See rootdisk.sh,
> >   and look for 'reduction'.
> 
> Ok, I'll do that.

  I already disabled it for alpha, it's in CVS.

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