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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 03:56:45PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 10:19:40PM +0100, Jos? Luis Tall?n wrote:
> > Hmmm.... debootstrap or even crosshurd ( as pointed by excellent Robert 
> > Millan ) will do fine.
> > I have done it quite a lot of times lately to create unstable chroot in 
> > which i could hack freely and never had problems.
> > mount --bind does help quite a bit, too !
> Hmm. Compile userspace from scratch, in a time-constrained scenario, on
> underpowered and overloaded hosts, using cross-compilers that don't
> actually work (discovered to miscompile the kernel).
[snip more stuff about cross-toolchain problems]
> So I'm far from impressed with the prospect of debootstrap.

What has debootstrap got to do with cross-compilation? It just wgets
packages from a Debian mirror and unpacks and installs them; it doesn't
do any kind of from-source bootstrapping.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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