[lowrisc-dev] building lowRISC binaries with current riscv-gnu-toolchain?

Alex Bradbury asb at asbradbury.org
Mon Oct 22 21:08:23 BST 2018

On Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 21:00, Karsten Merker <merker at debian.org> wrote:

> I assume your question stems from the need to manually fix up the
> chroot created by debootstrap due to the three packages above not
> being available in sid and debootstrap only being able to pull
> packages from a single suite.  For this issue there might be an
> alternative solution: since a few weeks, Debian has a new
> alternative to debootstrap - mmdebstrap.  In contrast to
> debootstrap, mmdebstrap can pull packages from multiple suites
> (unstable+unreleased in our case), so the resulting chroot doesn't
> need any manual fixups.  An example of how to create a riscv64
> chroot with mmdebstrap is available at
> https://wiki.debian.org/RISC-V#Creating_a_riscv64_chroot.

Hi Karsten, many thanks for the heads-up on the mmdebstrap. As someone
who did a _lot_ of debootstrapping in the early Raspberry Pi days,
debootstrap seems like a wonderfully fully featured alternative.



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