[sw-dev] Re: [lowrisc-dev] Re: Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64) in Debian infrastructure (debian-ports)

Karsten Merker merker at debian.org
Wed Apr 4 15:19:17 BST 2018


On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 12:08:54AM +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 11:46:09AM -0700, wesley at sifive.com wrote:
> 
> [Debian riscv64 port in Debian-Ports]
> > I was trying to debootstrap this port but it does not install libraries, 
> > including libc6. Is this a known issue? How can I get a root filesystem out 
> > of the repository?
[...]
> this is currently one of the known issues. The background for that is
> slightly complicated:
> 
> - Debootstrap supports only one suite as its source.
> 
> - The Debian riscv64 packages are currently split over two suites
>   within the Debian-Ports archive: "unstable" and "unreleased". 
[...]

I have added further documentation covering this issue and one
possible solution to the corresponding page in the Debian Wiki:

  https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V#Creating_a_riscv64_chroot_from_the_Debian-Ports_repository

Many thanks to Wesley Terpstra for helping in researching this
topic.

Regards,
Karsten
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