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Re: Static compilation: segmentation fault in execution [host=x86_64, target: ia64]

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 10:09:34AM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:58:48 +0200
> José Luis García Pallero <jgpallero@gmail.com> wrote:
> > El viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2012, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
> > escribió:
> > > José Luis García Pallero wrote:
> > >
> > >> I don't know if I could find all software needed in binary form.
> > >
> > > It's all at archive.debian.org. :)
> > 
> > But the ia64 machine runs RedHat...
> It is still possible to extract a .deb into a path using dpkg -X -
> the extract doesn't need to execute anything inside the .deb so it
> can be done on any architecture (this is how multistrap works).
> It just leaves you with a filesystem tree of binaries (.so, .a, .h
> etc.) which you can put into a tarball and copy over.

I would go for `ar x package_ia64.deb` which gives 'data.tar.gz'
to copy over. Or download the .deb on the target and do there `ar x`.

> Overall though, it sounds like the combination of lack of interest in
> ia64 generally, uninterested maintainers for the box and restrictive
> user policies means that you really ought to find a way to do the task
> on a different machine. People are deliberately putting barriers in
> your way - find a different way that doesn't rely on ia64. This has
> nothing to do with Debian or Emdebian and not much to do with static
> linkage support, it has everything to do with how this machine is
> maintained and what the admins are allowing you to do. If you are not
> even allowed to create a minimal debootstrap, then find a different
> machine and give up on this pointless exercise.

Yes, I also think that the original poster should
find a better way to reach his/her original goal.

Geert Stappers
> And is there a policy on top-posting vs. bottom-posting?

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