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Re: m68k boot-floppies for woody

"Christian T. Steigies" <cts@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 08:23:24PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > 
> > Are you applying this patch or do you need someone to apply it?
> > 
> > If you are sending patches to this need that need applying, please
> > make it very clear, perhaps with subject of [APPLY PATCH PLS].
> I applied the subarch/system patch and the patch for the hfsutils, might
> have to replace sudo by $ROOTCMD though... but does it matter?:
> ROOTCMD         := $(shell [ 	d -u = 0 ] || echo sudo)
> Guess it will fail when I build as root, and no sudo is installed. 

Just replace the "sudo" part by whatever you use to achieve root
(super should work too).

> What is still missing is the location of m68k-vme-tftplilo_*.deb. Currently
> it is searched in  $archive/admin/m68k-vme-tftplilo_*.deb, which was working
> in the potato boot-floppies. But the meaning of archive seems to have
> changed a bit, for me s/"admin"/"download/archives" (off my head) and copying
> the deb there worked. I don't know how to test for the deb to be there
> before spending hours building and then failing here. A patch for the test
> and downloading (in online mode only!) the deb to there would be more than
> welcome.

'grab_paths m68k-vme-tftplilo' shoudl download that and return a path
to where it was downloaded, or fail.

> Besides that m68k suffers from a busybox<->linux-2.2 incompatiblity, Richard
> is working on a fix. I guess I may not tell more right now ;-)

Huh, well, be sure to file bugs against busybox if needed.

> Oh, and I found a cosmetic problem. All the *manpage.txt files (amiga,
> atarai, mac, etc) for m68k say: manpage not found. We had that earlier in
> potato bf, and we had it fixed. Seems it needs to be refixed for woody. But
> I'll look into that only after the busybox problem is solved.

Yeah, I noticed that on powerpc as well, very annoying.

> A little more than cosmetic is probably the m68k specific documentation. I
> have absolutely no time to spend onto that. I propose to delete the m68k
> specific quickinstall files completely, since they were not updated since
> about one year. Not sure how much has changed for a woody installation, but
> now is the time to get rid of that hack and integrate the m68k specifics
> into the main documentation, that will save a lot of time in the long run,
> or to have no m68k specific documentation at all.

Fine with me.  I always wanted to add a quick-install section to the
installation manual itself.  The top-level README has some
quick-install notes too, you can add m68k scribblings in there too.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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