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Re: Debian MIPS machines

On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 11:40:16AM -0600, David Welton wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 06:25:49PM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > last weekend Florian and I managed to finally get two DECstation
> > online running a base of HardHat with Debian installed over.  Both
> > machines are booting through bootp+tftp and mount the root
> > filesystem via NFS.
> > We're now trying to (re-)build the base system in order to get a
> > clean base system that should be used as basis for further
> > installations.
> Have you tried uncompressing and running this stuff in a chroot'ed
> enviroment, yet?

I did with good success .... The only missing things which i found
from me temporary debian root was e2fsprogs, findutils, login.

I compiled those three and found pam missing.

Pam doesnt compile as module_userd needs DBM which is (no expert)
is from glibc 2.1 which we havnt got - 2 Solutions.

Let out module_userdb (Which will be the first step) and provide
a solution based on gdbm (Which doesnt work as good as i thought)

Florian Lohoff		flo@rfc822.org		      	+49-5241-470566
  ...  The failure can be random; however, when it does occur, it is
  catastrophic and is repeatable  ...             Cisco Field Notice

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