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Re: [PATCH 3/4] Add support for building for other architectures

On Thu, 2017-11-09 at 13:02 +0100, Thomas Lange wrote:
> > > > > > On Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:43:12 +1300, Andrew Ruthven <andrew@
> > > > > > etc.gen.nz> said:
>     > Hmm, this didn't actually work, as it turns out. I'd only ever
> used
>     > this method for building i386 on amd64, which does work. Trying
> to use
>     > it for other architectures blew up.
> FAI already supports building disk images for forgeign
> architectures in fai-diskimage. So, I wonder why we need to call
> debootstrap in the Makefile. In FAI we also have the script
> basefiles/mk-basefile, which also support creating of base images for
> a foreign architecture. Mabye this should be moved to /usr/sbin.

Ah, because I didn't initially see that fai-diskimage can do this. I
did discover mk-basefile but I felt that calling a command inside
/usr/share/doc was bad form.

I added support for building the basefile, and caching it, because that
was a significant part of the run time for building the images, and the
packages going into the basefile don't tend to change that often within
with a ~24 hour period.

Andrew Ruthven, Wellington, New Zealand
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