[ELDK] Ubuntu 8.04 and ELDK 4.1

bwr bwr64x at calcentral.com
Fri Jul 4 01:38:42 CEST 2008

Solution worked for me:

Ubuntu 8.04
Linux main 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Wed Jun 18 14:43:41 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

rpm-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm         copied from ELDKv4.2 to ELDKv4.0 directory
rpm-build-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm   copied from ELDKv4.2 to ELDKv4.0 directory
rpm-devel-4.4.2-46.i386.rpm   copied from ELDKv4.2 to ELDKv4.0 directory
fixed 2 lines in the etc/rpm_cross.list file to reflect new versions

Install completed correctly, did not hang rpm'ing pam, moditils, or gawk.

Thanks for the solution
Detlev Zundel wrote:
> Hi Stefano,
>> 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.
> Well, let's lighten this and say the problem is in the combination of
> the rpm tool and the Linux kernel.  If only the rpm tool was at fault
> changing the kernel would not make any difference...
>> In fact, strace shows that rpm stucks in the futex system call.
> Yep, no news here ;)
>> 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 ;).
> Ouch.  Just for the records, this is no offical way to solve the problem
> ;)  But thanks for providing an "emergency exit".
> Cheers
>   Detlev
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