[ARMedslack] Upset regarding raspberry pi - unsuported.-Opinion

Stuart Winter m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Thu Dec 27 10:12:34 UTC 2012

> In the Linux world anything is possible. I just finished about an hour
> ago using the rsynch command to retrieve the Raspberry PI stuff from
> your site Stanley (Garvey) and found it to be an interesting process.
> Incidentally the website mentions that the FTP site will accept
> anonymous requests, it didn't.

I couldn't determine whether you were talking about the Slackware ARM web
site or Stanley's.
All of the FTP sites listed here permit anonymous access.
There's a link on David's web site which references the old name
'armedslack' which has been removed a while ago - but you get a 'No such
file or directory' error which indicates successful anonymous login, but a
failure to find the directory.  Is that what you were seeing?

I've added Stanley and FatDog.eu's URLs to the INSTALL_RASPBERRYPI.TXT
document for -current and 14.0 as they're also both great resources.

> My only problem is that of cross compiling a kernel, especially since
> the host is running 13.37 and I'll probably be running 14.0 on the
> R.PI device (target). I suspect I'll need to work on how to upgrade
> the system and preserve my content.......

It doesn't matter what version of gcc you build the kernel with really, as
long as it's reasonably recent.  You'd need a cross compiler anyway,
which is independent from the host toolchain.

Unless you want to modify something in the kernel, it's far easier to use
one of the pre-compiled kernels.

Stuart Winter
Slackware ARM: www.armedslack.org

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