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This porting effort has long been abandoned. It has had no updates since october 2002. The informations in this page are only for historical purposes.

Debian GNU/NetBSD for Alpha


This port is currently at a very preliminary stage. Currently, it cannot boot of its own, but a build chroot which is hosted on a native NetBSD-alpha system is setup. Some basic packages are already done, and it is now even possible to build some packages with:

    (chroot)# dpkg-source -x package.dsc
    (chroot)# cd package-*
    (chroot)# dpkg-buildpackage -d -us -uc

However, the chroot to build these packages in is still using most of NetBSD's libraries (in particular its libc), along with gcc and binutils. The current subgoal is to build a fully working native Debian tool chain. There are some issues with this, so any help is greatly appreciated.

Available Packages

Most of the binary packages produced so far did compile with little to no changes, although some features had to be turned off for now due to the lack of some build dependencies.

||/ Name              Version               Description
ii  autoconf2.13      2.13-39               automatic configure script builder (obsolete version)
ii  automake          1.4-p4-1.1            A tool for generating GNU Standards-compliant Makefiles.
ii  autotools-dev     20020102.1            Update infrastructure for config.{guess,sub} files
ii  bison             1.32-1                A parser generator that is compatible with YACC.
ii  bzip2             1.0.1-14              A high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
ii  debconf           1.0.25                Debian configuration management system
ii  debconf-utils     1.0.25                Debconf utilities
ii  debhelper         3.4.1                 helper programs for debian/rules
ii  debianutils       1.15                  Miscellaneous utilities specific to Debian.
ii  dejagnu           1.4-4                 framework for running test suites on software tools.
ii  diff              2.7-28                File comparison utilities
ii  dpkg              1.9.18                Package maintenance system for Debian
ii  dpkg-dev          1.9.18                Package building tools for Debian
ii  file              3.37-3                Determines file type using "magic" numbers
ii  flex              2.5.4a-20             A fast lexical analyzer generator.
ii  flex-doc          2.5.4a-20             Documentation for GNU flex.
ii  gettext           0.10.40-1             GNU Internationalization utilities
ii  gettext-base      0.10.40-1             GNU Internationalization utilities for the base system
ii  groff             1.17.2-16             GNU troff text-formatting system
ii  groff-base        1.17.2-16             GNU troff text-formatting system (base system components)
ii  gzip              1.3.2-3               The GNU compression utility.
ii  hostname          2.09                  A utility to set/show the host name or domain name
ii  info              4.0b-2                Standalone GNU Info documentation browser
ii  libbz2-1.0        1.0.1-14              A high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - runtime
ii  libbz2-dev        1.0.1-14              A high-quality block-sorting file compressor library - development
ii  m4                1.4-14                a macro processing language
ii  patch             2.5.4-6               Apply a diff file to an original
ii  tar               1.13.25-1             GNU tar
ii  texi2html         1.64-cvs20010402-2    Convert Texinfo files to HTML
ii  texinfo           4.0b-2                Documentation system for on-line information and printed output
ii  wget              1.7-3                 utility to retrieve files from the WWW via HTTP and FTP
ii  zlib-bin          1.1.3-19              compression library - sample programs
ii  zlib1g            1.1.3-19              compression library - runtime
ii  zlib1g-dev        1.1.3-19              compression library - development



Currently, neither the binary packages nor the build chroot is available online, but will be soon.



For further information please contact Michael Weber.