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Re: no networking in riscv-qemu... use pppd?

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On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:33 AM, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
<manuel.montezelo@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-04-19 11:05 GMT+02:00 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl@lkcl.net>:
>>  the riscvemu published images off the website work fine.  i'm
>> wondering what/whether it's useful for me to recompile things (i'm not
>> a fan of doing things that aren't necessary)
> Necessary... well, it depends on what you want to achieve and the
> exact meaning of having a Debian port up and running.

 me?  i've been doing embedded systems for a looong time, so am used
to having weird kernels, no initramfs, and rootfs's built / assembled
by any means necessary.  the first set of bootstrapped packages so
that progress can be made from there is a huge success all on its own
that you should be really proud of, as it empowers others to begin
pitching in.

> For having an architecture included in Debian infrastructure (as it is
> with other ports like alpha, m68k, sparc64, sh4, etc), it's a bit
> difficult right now because glibc and linux are not upstreamed, the
> dpkg maintainer doesn't want to add support until those are
> upstreamed, etc.

 *sigh* yeah that makes sense, annoyingly :)

> I am setting up a repository of packages that can probably be used to
> set up a base image, but there are missing pieces (like the
> toolchain).  Most of the base Debian system is there, and it's
> functional enough to compile itself over months.

 that'd be fantastic, and exactly what i'd like to help with.

> So if you want a Debian image, rather than the existing Fedora image,
> probably most of the work to get there is done -- just have to put it
> somewhere, I hope that it happens within the next days.

 great.  look forward to it.


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