[Pkg-pascal-devel] Castle Game Engine build failure on sparc64.

Abou Al Montacir abou.almontacir at sfr.fr
Sun Nov 14 15:40:06 GMT 2021

Hi David,

On Sun, 2021-11-14 at 22:07 +1100, David Bannon wrote:
> No, sorry, my system, Ubuntu 20.04 and qemu 4.2 does not like your vm image I
> am afraid.
# aptitude show qemu-system-sparc 
Package: qemu-system-sparc               
Version: 1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u1
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Multi-Arch: foreign
Priority: optional
Section: otherosfs
Maintainer: Debian QEMU Team <pkg-qemu-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: amd64
Uncompressed Size: 19.4 M

>  After a long wait (at 100% cpu) I see a login prompt but while the window
> grabs keyboard, the key strokes do not seem to be getting through. And still
> at 100% of a cpu.  So, eventually, I killed it. (I don't have that password
> anyway !).
I think I forgot to say that you need to use the serial rather than the VGA
output of QEMU. 
Use meny View/serial0 or hit Ctrl+Alt+3 (may need shift depending on keyboard).

> So I thought I could build my own, I can see your recipe in your script. But
> cannot find that debian-11.0.0-sparc64-NETINST-1.iso you used. The wiki points
> to a Debian 10 one and other parts indicates its "floating around somewhere"
> on the sparc mailing list, but not so I can find it ! Sparc does not seem to
> be high on Debian's priority list these days ?
This is also possible, but may take very long time.
> If you can give me a pointer to that iso, I will have another try.....
I see you already got it
> So, thought I might try the same exercise on ppc64el - FPC322,  builds pasdoc
> fine there, builds Lazarus but, interestingly, not lhelp.  So, maybe thats
> something I need look into. But will have to be tomorrow, getting late here.
I'm going anyway to check ppc64el for doublecmd on a porter machine, so I may
test on it rather than building a qemu image.
Abou Al Montacir

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