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Re: Offer of help...

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Ulf Carlsson wrote:

> > Ok. What gcc etc. versions do you have installed. I knpw there's issues with X
> > compiling the kernel and getting the right tools (been there, gave up).  Will
> > the gcc RPMs from the HardHat distribution be O.K? 
> > 
> > [guest@lab27 guest]$ rpm -q binutils gcc libstdc++ binutils-2.8.1-2
> > gcc-2.7.2-4 libstdc++-2.8.0-8
> Crosscompiling the kernel isn't diffucult at all, I do it all the time. I think
> the libs will be ok, but I'm not sure wether they're compatible with the debian
> libs if we install the real stuff later. Let's hope it works.

>From what I remember I had some strange problem with fastdep in
linux/scripts. It choked with a bus error during 'make dep' somewhere in the
ipv4 directory...

> I'll compile a cross environment with the latest egcs today, I think we need
> somethin like that.

Definitely. I'd rather use an R5 or R10 than an R4 :)

> > Presumably there we'll choke on the same packages that are missing from
> > Hardhat (tcsh etc.)
> Who needs tcsh? ;)


> We can atleast try. I'd like to fiddle with packages which are difficult to get
> through.

Yeah, but to find them we need to chug through as many as possible and make
a note of which ones fail to build on the way through. 

> > If I can figure out how to get things going I'll let my indy chug away on as
> > many packages as I can store (where's that RAID :) and find somewhere to post
> > them. Are we basing the distribution on Slink?
> I think so yes. Slink is probably safer shot. Maybe I should apply to be a
> debian developer so I can get FTP access to the "real" archive.

Time to 

wget -np -m http://www.debian.org/debian/dists/frozen/main/source


Leon Verrall - (+44) 1189 307734 \ Silicon Graphics, Forum 1,
Secondline Software Support _____/ Station Rd., Theale, RG7 4RA, UK

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