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Bug#221534: debian-installer: FTBFS mips (in a good way)

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:49:37PM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 06:27:55PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de> writes:
> > > No, up to now at least mipsel cannot be autobuilt, there is still manual
> > > work required, so I have not yet used dpkg-buildpackage.
> > 
> > Only have mips, whats the problem on mipsel?
> Lack of time and therefore code and problems with the kernel. 2.4.22 has a
> runtime problem on mipsel which is currently being investigated and the
> 2.4.19 packages require an update because they currently fail to build from
> source to due toolchain changes in current unstable.
> As we have no bootloader capable of pre-loading the ramdisk, the ramdisk
> must be compiled in statically, which is currently done manually and with
> patched sources.

How do you solve this ? I have myself, when creating the kernel package,
extracted all the part of the kernel build tree needed to embed the
initrd in the kernel and put it in a separate
(kernel-build-<kver>-<flavour>) package.

Would this work for you also, or would it be problematic ?


Sven Luther

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