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Re: indy base filesystem

On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 10:41:39AM +0100, Ulrik De Bie wrote:
> Hello,
> Problem description:
> On ftp.rfc822.org, in
> ftp://ftp.rfc822.org/pub/local/debian-mips/experimental/
> there is a base with glibc2.0.6 which does work on the indy. Most of the
> packages there require 2.1.95 though, and on ftp.debian.org also.

Wrong - Only the packages on ftp.debian.org and mirrors require libc6
 >= 2.1.95 which is pre 2.2 and kind of experimental ...

> When trying to install 2.1.95 it fails because I lack libnss-db.

dpkg --force-depends 

> So for now my only option is creating a total cross development environment
> on another machine, which is rather strange because why are there then
> that much debian packages available when I can't get them working ?


These are all glibc 2.0.6 dependend.

> Questions:
> Does anybody knows a way to build a base.tar.gz from a couple of .deb packages?
> (couldn't find any documentation about that on the debian website).

boot-floppies package

> Does anybody knows a way to install the 2.1.95 and all those newer packages ?
> Is there a problem with building libnss-db ?

Yes - libnss-db needs db2 which doesnt build because of c++ problems ... However
Guido Guenther managed to get it compiled.

> I would like to have a build environment running on my indy, is the jump
> bug with gas I heard about still an open issue ?


> Does anyone has already X running with debian on an indy ? :)

Not with debian packages ..

Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?

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