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Re: more programs

Robert Nemkin wrote:
> Hello Eric,
> I've succeded with some programs. I've built debian packages
> for:
> xinetd_2.1.7-3_sparc.deb
> ppp_2.2.0f-23_sparc.deb
> alien_3.1_all.deb
> deliver-2.1.12-2.deb
> file_3.20.1-3_sparc.deb
> kermit_192-3_sparc.deb
> m4_1.4-6_sparc.deb
> make_3.75-4_sparc.deb
> sendmail_8.8.5-1_sparc.deb
> They can be found on ftp://silver.drk.hu/pub/debian-sparc/.

Wonderful :-))

I think it's time to move our stuff to master.debian.org.  I'll contact Bdale
Garbee as soon as possible to ask him how it can be done.

In the mean time I'll mirror your stuff to

> I've used the original debian sources, the .orig.tar.gz and
> the diff.gz files. I haven't used any other patches
> expect ppp (there was wrong pointers to  if_ppp.h header 
> in pppd/pppd.c and pppstats/pppstats.c) 
> and in sendmail (I simply downgraded the libc version
> in the debian/control file), and I needed to fill
> the correct version and architecture information in
> the control file of the deliver package.
> Please note, that all these packages need serious
> testing. I've testet ppp (I was uploaded pppd and xinetd
> packages  to silver via the new ppp.deb while I used telnet&irc),
> used irc via kermit for an hour, and installed sendmail,
> but that was all.
> I'm trying to get free time to continue building 
> packages. I will not try any X window based packages
> because I have no framebuffer in my sun.
> Please, drop me a line about how to continue.

Maybe you can compile vim :-)  I love it but don't have time to spend on it :-((
Other good candidates are gdb and strace to help in test of programs.
As pointed out by Tom Dyas, get up-to-date source from
ftp://ftp.nuclecu.unam.mx/linux/Sparc-miguel/strace-3.1-6* and try to merge
changes to the Debian source tree ; it's a redhat src package but you can
extract it by "rpm2cpio package | cpio -vid" command (download rpm2cpio from
.../tools-sparc directory).

> Thanks, Robert
Many thanks to you for your help in the port.

 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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