[ELDK] Ubuntu 8.04 and ELDK 4.1

Stefano Babic stefano.babic at babic.homelinux.org
Thu Jul 3 14:37:36 CEST 2008

Scott Schlegel wrote:
> The copy of Ubuntu that initially installed was -16 and this was able to
> successfully install ELDK.  After I installed ELDK, I updated to -19 and
> ELDK continued to work correctly.  If I updated directly to -19 after
> installing Ubuntu, then I would get the ELDK installation hanging when
> trying to install gawk.

I have found that the problem is related to the rpm version that is
delivered with ELDK 4.1.

In fact, strace shows that rpm stucks in the futex system call.
However, there is no problem installing ELDK 4.2 (ppc) on Ubuntu 8.04.
ELDK 4.2 has a sligtly newer rpm tool (4.4.2-46 instead of 4.4.1-21). I
confess I have not checked the rpm sources but I have only compared and
tested the two releases.

Because this is part of the cross tools, it is possible to substitute
the rpm tool (rpm-4.4.1-21_5.i386.rpm, rpm-build-4.4.1-21_5.i386.rpm,
rpm-devel-4.4.1-21_5.i386.rpm) with the versions delivered with ELDK-4.2
(rpm-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm, rpm-build-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm and
rpm-devel-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm). This is what I did, changing
etc/rpm_cross.list to reflect the new versions. With these changes, the
installation is successful ;).


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