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Re: Why Linux, Why Debian

On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 09:16:50PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 12:24:11AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> >> 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.
> On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 04:42:33PM -0800, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> > Sounds like a relatively major gaffe on my end.
> Or maybe not:
> I: Extracting libstdc++5...
> chroot: mount: Exec format error

debootstrap runs natively. It doesn't do cross-architecture installs
or cross-compilation.

The next major update will do cross-arch installs, but that still requires
a fair chunk of work to be done natively when you first boot into the
deboostrapped filesystem. If that's not okay, you probably want to look into


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