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Tuesday, November 6 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Bootstrapping the Debian and Ubuntu ARM64 Ports - Wookey, Linaro

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Bootstrapping a new Debian port of 18,000 source packages is always a massive job, and on average happens every year. This year it's arm64. This talk covers how such a port is done, and the work of the last two years (on multiarch, cross-tools, dependency-anaylsis tools and packaging infrastructure) to make this a repeatable and largely automated process, rather than an epic labour of hackery and bodging. It goes on to cover specific issues of the arm64 port, such as no hardware existing yet, and the current state of play. This talk, whilst providing technical details, will take a fairly high-level view of the bootstrap process. An understanding of dependency, cross-building and packaging terminology will make it easier to follow, but it is intended to be of general interest.



Wookey has been working on ARM Linux since shortly after it was invented, and has been a Debian developer since 2000, working primarily on the ARM ports, Embedded Debian and Cross-building. He's made a living as an Embedded Linux geek for over a decade, currently at Linaro/ARM. He's... Read More →

Tuesday November 6, 2012 3:30pm - 4:15pm CET
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