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Re: Bug#104798: Build failure on hppa (at least)



On Sat Jul 14, 2001 at 03:28:15PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2001 at 11:41:31AM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> > 
> > however, If we switched to using genext2fs instead of 
> > using loop devices to build the filesystems, then using 
> > fakeroot would work just fine...
> 
> could you provide a pointer?  this doesn't appear to be packaged.  

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/genext2fs/

I spent a couple hours hacking it up one day to not automagically
squash permissions (it defaults to making everything owned by root)
and not mess up filetimes...

> even so i think its a bad idea to start mucking around in the build
> system this late in the game.  especially given this utility has AFAIK
> zero testing in building b-f root disks.  and there are more important
> problems to deal with anyway.

Truer words are rarely spoken,

 -Erik

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