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Re: I got me a mips :)

On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 03:19:15PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > Dump it into ftp.rfc822.org/incoming
> Done, look for vmlinux-2.1.100-ip22
> > Nope :) - current binutils are just broken concerning mips(el) and gcc doesnt
> > even compile on mips
> Hmm, bummer. How stable is crosscompiling to mips?

Kernels work ok - Basic userspace utils also

Crosscompiling debian packages ? I only heard of people trying and
forgetting it :)

> > aj@suse.de/com ? is working on glibc 2.2. for mips which he says is already
> > completely working (Without symbol versioning as binutils dont support it).
> Any reason why binutils doesn't support it yet? It should be a standard ELF
> thing..

Hmmm - there are some mips specials afaik - But i am no expert in that - Had
no time to understand binutils fully.

> > Some polish guy which i have to search the email address from is working
> > on the binutils symbol versioning - He has published some patches
> > which he says should add basic support for symbol versioning for mips.
> > Nobody has yet confirmed nor have those been integrated into mainstream.
> Is he subscribed to this list?

Nope - Not debian related - The most importent linux-mips list
is linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com - Probably he reads that.

Here is his email address "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>

> > I tried already building the xfree3 packages (with some patches i may
> > send you) but it has problems building some libs so ther e is nothing
> > functional afterwards - I had better success with xfree4 ...
> Right now I'm struggling with the filesystem, installing over NFS gives me
> `text file busy' all the time so I can't really install something without
> messing around a lot and if I use a local disk I only get ext2fs errors..
> if I manage to resolve that I can actually try and build stuff, until
> then there is little I can do.

Same here - Probably i get 2.3.99pre3 fixed for my indigo2 tonight.

Florian Lohoff		flo@rfc822.org		      	+49-subject-2-change
"Technology is a constant battle between manufacturers producing bigger and
more idiot-proof systems and nature producing bigger and better idiots."

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