Re: I got me a mips too!
>>>>> Jim Pick writes:
Jim> Florian Lohoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> On Thu, May 04, 2000 at 12:12:22PM -0700, Jim Pick wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I've appropriated a mipsel machine (Cobalt Qube2) here at work
>> > (Transvirtual) on which I'm going to try to get debian-mips running
>> > and help out with the port.
>> > I just thought I'd mention it...
>> Afaik the Qube2 is "mipsel" means - Little Endian ...
Jim> For sure. Yesterday, I managed to get Debian installed in a chroot
Jim> environment, and I can ssh into it. Yay. Thanks a lot for all the
Jim> work you've done!
Jim> I'm still looking for a gcc .deb though - I couldn't find one on your
Jim> site (or anybody else's for that matter). Hopefully, I can use
Jim> 'alien' on a mipsel RPM to get something to start with.
Jim> I'm going to look at the glibc issues too. I worked through all that
Jim> stuff on ARM, so I'll see what I can do with MIPS. Maybe we can use a
Jim> CVS version of glibc (I think we did that for ARM).
If you're looking at glibc, please work closely together with me - and
read <http://www.suse.de/~aj/glibc-mips.html>. You need the glibc 2.2
CVS version, 2.1 will never work.
I do have some strange problems with glibc 2.2 on the Cobalt machines,
it might be an endianess issue in gcc, binutils or glibc :-(. Another
problem is that the Cobalt machines only have Linux 2.0 - and glibc
2.2 for MIPS will not run on such an old kernel. The headers are not
compatible at all.
Jim> I'm doing some embedded mips stuff at work, and having an up-to-date
Jim> native compile environment for mips is going to be invaluable to me.
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