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To: Lars Weiler <pylon@g.o>
From: Pieter Van den Abeele <pvdabeel@g.o>
Subject: Re: bootstrapped my iBook with our future toolchain
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:28:26 +0200
On 26 Aug 2004, at 03:20, Lars Weiler wrote:

> Hi team,
>
> as I have a new harddisk now, I needed to bootstrap my
> iBook.  For this session I chose our future toolchain with
>
> * sys-devel/binutils-2.15.90.0.3-r3
> * sys-libs/glibc-2.3.4.20040619-r1 (though we want to test
>   the 20040808)
> * sys-devel/gcc-3.4.1-r2

I have had good luck with 0808, no apparent problems at all.

> Furthermore I used the sys-kernel/linux26-headers-2.6.7-r4
> so that I could set nptl in the use-flags.  udev is also a
> testing candidate.

It has lots of bugs. It would be better to use the 2.6.8 headers. 
Problems I had with 2.6.7-r4:

- gpm
- xfce4-netload

didn't compile. Plasmaroo ironed these bugs out in 2.6.8.

> Quite all went well beside kbd and powermac-tools.  kbd
> compiled only with linux26-headers-2.6.8.1 and
> powermac-tools only with the 2.6.7-version.  Later on I
> investigated that only the current ~ppc mac-fdisk compiles
> with linux26-headers.
>
> Then I found a little problem in the kernel-config.  As long
> as you don't have BLK_DEV_IDEDMA, IDEDMA_PCI_AUTO and
> BLK_DEV_ADMA set, you can't compile pmac.c.  The problem is,
> that the first three options are not a dependency to the
> separated PMAC-(uninorth-)options.
>
> I hope that these information could help our
> basesystem- and kernel-guys ;-)
>
> Regards, Lars


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