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Re: Building 2.4.5 sun4u kernels

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 07:43:24PM +0200, Marcus Crafter wrote:
> Hi All,
> 	I might be stepping into the realm of silly questions here, but here
> 	goes. :-)
> 	For the source package to kernel-image-2.4.5-sun4u-smp, do we still
> 	use egcs64 to build kernels ? The precompiled images boot up with:
> 	Linux version 2.4.5 (root@vore) (gcc version 3.0 20010426 (Debian prerelease)) 1
> 	which leads me to believe that they've been compiled with gcc 3.0.
> 	The debian/control file for this package even states that
> 	gcc-3.0-sparc64 is required for the build - but the build fails on my
> 	machine if sparc64-linux-gcc cannot be found, and this binary only
> 	exists in the egcs64 package - which is not listed as a build
> 	prerequisite.
> 	Should egcs64 be in the debian/control file under Build-Depends, or is
> 	kernel package out-of-date/wrong ? 
> 	(or have I totally missed the plot, in which case what packages should
> 	I have installed to be able to build a kernel from source properly ?)

Use the gcc-3.0-sparc64 package from unstable. It should create a
symlink via update-alternatives from sparc64-linux-gcc to gcc-3.0.

I have been using the gcc-3.0-sparc64 package since it allows me to
build some drivers that egcs64 cannot.


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