[maemo-developers] sb2 wishlist

From: Lauri Leukkunen lle at rahina.org
Date: Thu Apr 12 16:09:52 EEST 2007
On 4/12/07, Guillem Jover <guillem.jover at nokia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 03:06:11 +0300, ext Lauri Leukkunen wrote:
> > It would be nice if Nokia or some other entity with money or available
> > resources would sponsor or provide these items for SB2:
> >
> > - apt and dpkg support
> >  - these seem to be quite critical for Maemo usage
> > Support for apt is there, at least to some extent, thanks to inz, but
> > dpkg is a bit more tricky.
> > It'd probably take around a week or two to implement.
> What do you need from dpkg?

SB2 needs to know what kind of path mappings dpkg needs to work
correctly. Currently it fails to install packages. I can't remember
the exact details at the moment. As Riku suggested, it might be best
to run apt and dpkg in target emulation mode entirely. That would be a
bit slower but it would be trivial to get to work and would be
guaranteed to do the right thing always.

> This probably should be moved to
> debian-dpkg at l.d.o. Also take into account that most probably Debian is
> going to switch to multiarch for lenny, which would make it way easier
> to cross-compile and similar stuff, and might make part of the sbox
> functionallity unneeded (not all of course!).

SB2 is using the --sysroot switch already and I think gcc is pretty
much covered in that sense. Better multiarch support in debian
obviously doesn't hurt :)


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