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Re: RFH: Please test ia32-libs-core

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 05:32:38PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Hi,
> since I myself don't have access to any ia64 hardware i can't test
> ia32-libs-core and need your help.
> Ia32-libs-core is the subset of ia32-libs that is special for ia64. It
> includes all (except lib32asound-mouldes) the 32bit libraries that are
> compiled directly on amd64. Since ia64 doesn't have a i486-linux-gnu-gcc
> the same can't be done there. Ia32-libs-core contains the prebuild debs
> from amd64 (instead of i386 as in ia32-libs) so that the libraries are
> compiled for /lib32 and /usr/lib32 and don't have to be moved
> around. This should avoid problems with module/plugin locations.
> If you want to help test this then download the source from
>   http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/i/ia32-libs-core/
> build the package and install it. After that try to run some 32bit
> binary. A simple hello-world will do but you can also try /bin/dash or
> /bin/bash.

It doesn't install as-is because of a pre-dep on libc6-i386 (which
isn't available for ia64). But, after removing that pre-dep, things
seem to work (see below).

dannf@krebs:/tmp$ /usr/bin/libia32x.so /tmp/i386/usr/bin/hello
Hello, world!
dannf@krebs:/tmp$ /usr/bin/libia32x.so /tmp/i386/bin/dash
$ dpkg
dpkg: need an action option

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;
Type dpkg --license for copyright license and lack of warranty (GNU GPL) [*].

Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
dannf@krebs:/tmp$ /usr/bin/libia32x.so /tmp/i386/bin/bash
dannf@krebs:/tmp$ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://mirror sid/main Packages/DiffIndex                
Hit http://mirror sid/contrib Packages/DiffIndex                             
Hit http://mirror sid/non-free Packages/DiffIndex                            
Fetched 32.3kB in 3s (10.2kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
dannf@krebs:/tmp$ exit

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