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

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 00:09:38 GMT 2018

2018-10-22 22:00 Karsten Merker:
>On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 07:25:59AM +0100, Dr Jonathan Kimmitt wrote:
>> Karsten, your feedback on the Debian-RISCV installation instructions would
>> be particularly welcome. Do you know when
>> http://www.debianmirror.de/debian-ports/pool-riscv64/main/s/systemd/libudev1_238-2_riscv64.deb
>> http://www.debianmirror.de/debian-ports/pool-riscv64/main/s/systemd/libsystemd0_238-2_riscv64.deb
>> http://www.debianmirror.de/debian-ports/pool-riscv64/main/libf/libffi/libffi7_3.3~rc0-2~riscv64_riscv64.deb
>> will be merged into sid ?
>For libudev1 and libsystemd0 the issue is largely a Debian-internal
>one.  Currently we run our riscv64 package builders in qemu VMs and
>those are comparatively slow.  The package sources for systemd and
>udev run a large number of tests during the package build and some
>of those run into timeouts on our build hosts due to the slow
>emulation.  We have a patch to solve this issue, but it hasn't yet
>been accepted by the systemd/udev maintainers, and before that
>happens, we cannot get libudev1 and libsystemd0 into sid.  I hope
>that this will get resolved within the next weeks; you can follow
>the current status in the Debian bug tracking system at

For libudev1 and libsystemd0, coming both from the "systemd" package,
our patch has been accepted today and the binary packages just built
unmodified for the first time:


They should be available in the mirrors within hours.

>For libffi, it depends on when upstream releases a new version.
>Libffi6 doesn't have support for the RISC-V architecture; libffi7
>has RISC-V support, but hasn't yet had an official upstream
>release, which would be the prerequisite for getting it into sid.

Yeah, last remaining blocker...

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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