Got my ia64 compile account on sourceforge today....
managed to get some basic things setup so that i can build a deb. the
first one i have is:
-rw-r--r-- 1 tausq users 495292 Jul 31 22:14 shellutils_2.0-7_ia64.deb
anyway, so as not to duplicate effort, here is what i have on tl2:
under my home directory (/home/users/tausq) is a directory called "root"
-- this is the base of a debian "chroot" without the permissions...
under root i have the contents of the dpkg, debhelper, debmake and
fakeroot packages. this is not a lot, but enough to build simple
packages like shellutils that don't have a lot of builddeps
one word about dependencies... because this is not a real debian
install, the dependency info can't be gathered very well. what i've done
is created a root/etc/dpkg/shlibs.override file that contain some
entries from my potato ia32 system. some of that may be wrong, but it'll
get things started at least so that dpkg-shlibdeps doesn't choke.
i tried to get apt going, but the g++ compiler on ia64 is still quite
well, that's all for now. Hope some people find this useful. we should
keep a tab of what packages people get going and what not....
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