[parisc-linux] Shared native toolchain (and Perl) uploaded, dpkg tarball, Debian packages
15 Sep 2000 04:00:36 -0400
Well, it had to happen eventually.
I'm pleased to report that I have a working Perl tarball for PA-RISC
Linux, which means that the dpkg-dev programs and other random Debian
bits that are written in Perl are now functional, which means that we
can build Debian packages!
The toolchain and shared C libraries:
Make sure to remove any existing /usr/hppa-linux directory before
untarring the binutils, or you will get "cannot find crt1.o" from when
Perl (and gdbm, which it requires):
You will need to run 'ln perl5.00503 perl5.005; ln perl5.00503
perl-5.005' after untarring that to satisfy some scripts.
You'll have to touch /var/lib/dpkg/available and /var/lib/dpkg/status
for dpkg to work.
It of course goes without saying that to have a useful development
environment you need to have a bunch of other stuff, like shellutils,
textutils, ncurses, ash, etc, etc, etc. We'll be putting together a
new base system tarball shortly. Until then you're on your own :(
Pending a proper Debian archive on p.e.h.c, I've started collecting
packages at http://puffin.external.hp.com/~dhd/debian-hppa/. If they
don't install then use dpkg --force-deps.
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