Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Stuart Longland <stuartl@×××××××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] I tarballed a full gentoo system image for the SGI Octane
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 07:41:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] I tarballed a full gentoo system image for the SGI Octane by Joshua Kinard
1 On 24/5/19 9:02 am, Joshua Kinard wrote:
2 > The stages themselves are
3 > based off of a 20190323 portage snapshot (it takes about 2 months to fully
4 > build complete stages for six different targets).
6 Not sure if you're building natively or not… I've found QEMU these days
7 runs mips(el)(64) targets decently on modern hardware, as that's what I
8 used to bootstrap mips64el n64 stages for Loongson a couple of years ago.
10 I'm told the same instructions used today hit a bump in the road
11 regarding gdbm and gettext bickering about infrastructure ("gettext
12 infrastructure mismatch")… evidently a bug that can be reproduced on a
13 straight AMD64 system so possibly not a cross-compile bug per-se. I
14 think someone who knows more about those two packages than me could
15 probably solve it.
17 I did have a crack at musl, didn't seem to get past first base with
18 `crossdev`.
20 Ultimately that might be the answer though, because let's face it, even
21 the Yeeloong doesn't have oodles of RAM and it's not like backward ABI
22 compatibility with proprietary glibc-linked applications is a concern on
23 MIPS.
25 Regards,
26 --
27 Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)
29 I haven't lost my mind...
30's backed up on a tape somewhere.