Building LinuxBIOS in Debian Potato

steven james pyro at
Sat Oct 26 11:56:01 CEST 2002


If anyone (besides me) is still using a Debian Potato based development
machine, here's quick instructions to get things going:

There are a few places that call for a newer version of binutils (at least
to handle the use of the movnti instruction in PIV builds)

Building Woody's  binutils package from source will take care of it.

If you prefer not to change everything, The minimum impact approach seems
to be:

1.fetch binutils source package from Woody.
2.unpack and apply Debian patch
3. chmod +x debian/rules
4. cd build-tree/binutils-

do configure and make in opcodes.
do configure, make, and make install in libiberty and bfd
do configure --enable-shared, make, make install in binutils, and gas

All of that will go into /usr/local
cd /usr/bin

mv as as.old (just in case)
ln -s /usr/local/bin/as as

LinuxBIOS will now build successfully.


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