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Re: Porting dpkg to UltraSPARC

On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Johnie Ingram wrote:

> "Dale" == Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> Dale> 4 Is there some kind of requirements documentation that I could
> Dale> read that would help here? This seems a lot more pain to build
> Dale> than should be expected under these circumstances.
> If its any consolation, much the same thing had to be done to get it
> working on regular SPARC, a year ago.  But at least all the
> development tools were pure Debian, so it was doable.

Do you still have access to that machine? Building a staticly linked dpkg
would allow us to Debianize xia01 and start building packages.
> The problem has always been that the dpkg tarball is maintainer-clean
> instead of merely distclean.  The new code in CVS doesn't do this, but
> so far there's been no effort to switch to it, or to backport its
> innovations to the working dpkg.

Can we get access to the CVS archives? This would give us better tracking
of a "critical" component.

> Perhaps you could run the build on intel up until just before it
> actually calls ./configure, tarball that and then continue on the
> UltraSPARC?
This sounds worthy of an attemt. At least then I would be dealing with a
different set of dependencies. ;-)


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