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Re: porterboxes vs. qemu

On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 01:08:50 -0500
Daniel Clark <dclark@pobox.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 11:00 PM, Tom McAvaney <tjmcavaney@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Greetings!  Are there any non-official porterboxes available for
> >> mips only debugging?  Or is the policy henceforward that packagers
> >> need to setup qemu or exclude mips?
> >
> >
> > I am a mere user and no authority at all, but my understanding is
> > that now mahler is down the MIPS port is dependent on individual
> > developers/packagers having access to/maintaining their own
> > machines.

> Which brings up the point, is there doc on how to do new Debian ports
> anywhere? I searched for a while but couldn't find anything; I am
> assuming just bootstrap an environment that's enough to run the Debian
> build tools manually and then move on from there, but if doc exists a
> pointer would be much appreciated.

Depending on what you plan to do, [1] can be good reading.
[1] http://www.emdebian.org/docs.html

> Cheers,

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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