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Re: [SLUG] Guide me please ...
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Guide me please ...
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 16:01:39 +1000
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> I need to install a debian woody system to compile some bits for an
> embedded box.
You absolutely need woody for API/ABI compat with the embedded box you're
building for? I'll assume yes for my answers. :-)
> 1) can I install ubuntu and use that?
Not directly, however...
> 2) If I can't, what's the quick easy way to get up n running. I assume the
> rest of the development system is purely apt-get.
Your best bet is the wonderful and ancient debootstrap tool, which will let
you build a filesystem for pretty much any Debian OS you care to. Just use
the command line options (nicely documented) to point it at woody, and it'll
create a woody root tree for you. Then, you can chroot into that and install
apps, build things, whatever.
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