Re: Emdebian Crush on Sparc32
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:50:30 +0100
Hector Oron <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello Dimitris,
> As a quick reply I abandon cross compiler building for other arches
> but arm | armel, because we had no users and it is a bit time
> consuming. It is known that many of the mutilib'd toolchains with
> different ABIs fail to build (on gcc-4.3, but does fine for 4.2 and
> 4.1), that could just be avoided disabling multiarch on debian/
> If you like we can try to build and fix gcc-4.3. In other cases,
> give me some time to try to build 4.2 and 4.1 for sparc. (i'll do it
> for unstable if you agree)
Hi Hector (and Neil),
thank you both for your feedback. I actually keep a mixed
debian installation with Lenny as a base and selected packages from
unstable. So, I tried to upgrade the emdebian-tools and gcc-4.3 to
unstable, but some of the problems with package versions remain. I
believe that this is due to old config files lying around (I had made
some attempts with emdebian in the past as well).
Today I didn't have much time to work on this, but for tomorrow, a
colleague of mine promised me a dedicated virtual machine on our
company's server, where I could do a fresh install of debian (unstable).
I'll do that, and I'll resume my attempts with emdebian.
Since I have no urgent need for emdebian, I would be in favor of
going for a gcc-4.3 based toolchain. In the process I hope that I'll
learn more about the tools involved, and we might succeed in shaping up
the sparc port.