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Re: New Architecture

On Sat, Jan 01, 2000 at 10:39:42AM +1100, geoff@banzai.apana.org.au wrote:
> Greetings,
> To get to the point as quickly as possible.... 
> What process(es) must be followed to start a Debian dist for a new
> architecture??

Get "dpkg" build (dselect is not needed) - Install perl, make,
binutils, gcc and a couple of other "dpkg-xxx" files and start
building packages (You need a lot local hacks in the beginning)

> I'm hoping to kick into life a Debian/390 dist for the IBM S/390
> architecture based on the just released S/390 linux kernel patches.  Yes I
> know the S/390 kernel patches are just a beginning (a pretty good one),
> but getting in early is often a 'Good Thing' and a quality dist like
> Debian will help move things along quite quickly by coordinating efforts
> and producing a quality product.
> I'm an experienced S/390 systems programmer and long-term Linux user
> (since around 1993, pre-debian in fact).

> p.s.  If there is already a Debian/390 project underway any pointers to it
> would be appreciated.

Richard Higson (higson@opa.gt.owl.de) and /me are going to have
a public available 390 machine (R390 P390 ???) (These ISA Cards
with OS/2 as Host operating system ...)

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