[parisc-linux] Shared native toolchain (and Perl) uploaded, dpkg tarball, Debian packages

David Huggins-Daines dhd@linuxcare.com
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.

dhd@linuxcare.com, http://www.linuxcare.com/
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