Fri 04 May 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Preface

Chrooting is usually a key part in installing a GNU/Linux system, and there's no difference here in my GSoC 2018 work. In this article we'll build a Gentoo chroot with CHOST=aarch64-unknown-linux-gnu, set up ssh connection to it, and install some necessary tools.

Preparation work

First of all …

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Fri 04 May 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc linux

Preface

This week was about getting the Gentoo stage3 to work on Android (as a subsystem of Android currently), and replacing init located in the initramfs, which was part of the boot.img that was used to boot the system. To ease the process of compiling for a different architecture …

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Mon 30 April 2018

Filed under GSoC 2018

Tags android gentoo gsoc

Preface

According to the schedule in the proposal, this week was about getting familiar with Lineage OS building process and installing it on the development device. This blog post summarizes the work I've done and the problems I ran into (and successfully fixed) in the process, and makes a brief …

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Mon 05 February 2018

Filed under Gentoo

Tags gentoo lvm sparc

The story

My SPARC Enterprise T5120 came with two 10000 RPM SAS HDDs, both with a labeled capacity of 146GB. Gentoo was installed on the first hard drive, and thanks to the old SILO that was in charge of booting the system up, I have to keep a single-large-root partition …

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Mon 22 January 2018

Filed under Go

Tags golang gentoo sparc

Preface

Gc (Go's most widely-used compiler) isn't available for GOOS=linux && GOARCH=sparc (Gentoo SPARC) for now; what makes matters worse is that Gccgo (sys-devel/gcc[go]) is not working on Gentoo (it hangs in early initialization). Debian Ports comes to the rescue, as although no Gc as well, their …

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