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Re: libc5 backports problem

On Sun, Dec 07, 1997 at 07:11:56PM +0100, Paul Seelig wrote:
> hamish@debian.org (Hamish Moffatt) writes:
> > The only prolbem is that you cannot produce these packages
> > on a purely bo system as some have promised/hoped. For example,
> > Tim Sailer is offering access to a bo system for backporting,
> > but unless it has been upgraded to dpkg from hamm then pristine
> > sources aren't supported.
> > 
> I don't remember who it was, but somebody has announced that he
> succeeded compiling the hamm version of the latest dpkg/dpkg-dev for
> libc5 and made it available in "project/experimental". I have this
> packages installed along with "debhelper" and have (almost) no
> problems making libc5 versions of hamm sources.

dpkg-dev is platform independent (it is in binary-all), so no problem there.
After I upgraded that on my bo system, I built some bo-unstable type
packages successfully. However, it can't be done on the absolutely pure
bo system. That's all I wanted to point out.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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