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Re: SH7785 kernel

Hi, Aurelien.

2010/5/13 Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net>:
> Hi,
> I am currently trying to get debian-installer working on SH4.

Wow ! It is good news.

> I get
> something almost working, but the installation currently fails because
> libdb4.8 is not installable.

This is a bug of gcc.
This bug is already revised in upstream[0], but this patch is not
still taken in
with the package of  gcc-4.4(4.4.4-1).
A patch will be taken in with 4.4.4-2.

[0]: http://gcc.gnu.org/viewcvs?root=gcc&view=rev&rev=159088

> While writing the code that detects the kernel to install, I noticed
> the SH7785 kernel can be compiled to support multiple boards, at least
> the SH7785LCR and the Highlander board.
> I therefore propose the following change to the linux-2.6 package:
> - Rename the sh7785lcr flavor into sh7785
> What do you think?

sh7785lcr and highlander use same cpu.
However, these are different in constitution.
For example, size of the memory is different.

And highlander/sh7785 is not produced very much.
Most users do not have this board and cannot obtain it.
Even if we enable this, the user will not be pleased very much, I think.

Best regards,

Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
   iwamatsu at {nigauri.org / debian.org}
   GPG ID: 40AD1FA6

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