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From: "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@g.o>
Subject: Re: bootstrap.sh on asus wl500g
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:28:20 -0400
Jason Pepas wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 09:48:34AM -0400, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> 
>>>I put openwrt
>>>on it and chrooted into a 
>>>experimental/mips/embedded/stages/stage1-mipsel-uclibc-2005.0.tar.bz2
>>>tarball, with the idea of changing the profile and rebuiling.
>>
>>Ok, stop right here.  Do you realize how little memory this device has? 
>>  You would be lucky to even be able to build some of the more simple 
>>programs without some sort of ICE or out of memory error.
> 
> 
> I have 256MB of swap enabled - it shouldn't be a problem.

Yes, it's a big problem.

>>That is not even close to the correct profile for uclibc.  You really 
>>want /usr/portage/profiles/uclibc/mips
> 
> 
> Well, I want to switch to glibc, but I couldn't get any mips3 or mips4
> stages running (I think they are the wrong endian-ness).  So I thought
> the correct thing to was grab a stage1 and change the profile.

Of course they are the wrong endianness.  Not only that, but they 
contain instructions that will only run on 64-bit cpus.

> Am I going about this the wrong way?  I am fairly new to gentoo.

Not just the wrong way, but the impossible way.

> Hmm, that sounds more like what I want to do.  What I really want is a
> stage1-mips1-2005.1.tar.bz2, but that doesn't exist.  Can I use crossdev
> to accomplish that?

No.

-Steve
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