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Re: Intel silo (Re: Silo)

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Steve Dunham wrote:

>> Hmmm. Any idea where to look? I had a quick look using Altavista, and it
>> just bounced me to the redhat sparc mailing list archives, which didn't
>> appear to be of much use.
>It builds out of the box, but there is a slight catch.  It must be
>built in a tree that has already been built on a sparc.
>I put a package up at "http://www.cse.msu.edu/~dunham/debian/silo/";.
>To build the source package, you must do:
>  dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -m"your email"
>on a sparc, and then
>  rm build
>  dpkg-buildpackage -B -nc -rfakeroot -m"your email"
>on the intel box (in the same tree).
>I will coordinate with the silo maintainer to get these changes into

OK, good.

>Note that before anyone starts handing out CDs made with intelsilo, we
>must test it first (e.g. make a CD on an intel box and boot it on a

I'm hoping we can do that very soon...

>To use it with slink_cd, you need BOOTDIR=/usr/lib/silo, and you need
>the following patch to slink_cd:
>--- slink_cd    Sat Feb 27 20:22:12 1999
>+++ slink_cd.new        Sun Feb 28 11:46:57 1999
>@@ -1153,7 +1153,7 @@
>                        if [ "$EXECARCH"x = "sparc"x ]; then
>                                siloprog=silo
>                        elif [ "$EXECARCH"x = "i386"x ]; then
>-                               siloprog=$BASEDIR/intelsilo
>+                               siloprog=intelsilo
>                        fi
>                        if [ -n "$siloprog" ]; then
>                                cd1=/boot/debian.txt

OK, done for 1.09.

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
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