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Re: [PATCH] libdebian-installer: add support for MIPS Malta

Frans Pop a écrit :
> On Saturday 12 January 2008, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
>> There is a small change needed to partman.
> That is fine.
>> Then AFAIK the only changes need are in linux-modules-di-mips-2.6
> So this is basically a completely new flavor, with a separate kernel?

True. Actually there are two flavours, 4kc-malta for 32-bit kernels, and
5kc-malta for 64-bit kernels.

Those flavours will replace the qemu flavour that will be removed in
kernel 2.6.24, now that QEMU emulates real hardware correctly.

> If you do need a separate kernel, are official Debian kernel packages 
> available for that flavor?

Yes, they are available. 4kc-malta is available in the official Debian
kernel package since version 2.6.21, and 5kc-malta since version 2.6.23.

> And in that case I would also expect changes in base-installer to be needed 
> (the kernel selection part), if only the addition of a test case for Malta.

Right, I will have a look.

>> and in the generation of the netboot images.
> I guess you mean addition of a new subarch in installer/build/config/mips?

Yes exactly.

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