Working and broken Linux ports on amd64
michael.hopkins at hopkins-research.com
Thu Mar 31 12:49:14 PST 2005
On 31/3/05 8:07 pm, "David O'Brien" <obrien at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Please DO NOT cross post to 4 different mailing lists.
> We have unique mailing lists for a purpose.
Surely they are all relevant to this thread.
I have often wondered why people hate 'cross posting' so much - is there a
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 12:14:47PM +0100, Michael Hopkins wrote:
>> I have been installing a few Linux environments from the ports in the last
>> few days to try and establish a cross-compiler for 32-bit Linux on amd64
>> (see my other post for the story so far).
> What you want to do is install the linux_base-8 port. It is the standard
> default linux emulation port. Ensure your ability to run 32-bit Linux
> binaries is OK.
That was the first port I installed and it ran fine. Unfortunately, I had
not learnt some of the required tricks to stop rpm complaining about
architecture and dependencies and the list of dependencies became so complex
when I tried to install the gcc tools that I gave up and opted for a
> Install some port that requires linux_base-8 (I use
> Acrobat Reader - print/acroread).
That works just fine on the suse 9.2 install I currently have.
>> Starting Terminal in /usr/ports/devel/linux_devtools-7...
>> bash-2.05b# make
>> ===> linux_devtools-7.1_3 is marked as broken: Incomplete pkg-plist.
> This is your basic problem -- the devtools port hasn't been updated to
> RH8 yet to match the default stock linux_base. If you are skilled with
> the Ports Collection update this port and send a patch. :-)
Well I am very new to both FreeBSD and these port makefiles but I'll have a
look. Maybe this is my first chance to contribute. Any tips for me (apart
from 'read the handbook').
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