apt support for debian squeeze

Donald Locker Donald.Locker at solidica.com
Wed Nov 28 13:15:54 UTC 2012

Would it be appropriate to place a Readme (or such) to that effect in the repository?

Donald H Locker
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From: rtems-users-bounces at rtems.org [rtems-users-bounces at rtems.org] On Behalf Of Ralf Corsepius [ralf.corsepius at rtems.org]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2012 12:28
To: Tim Cussins
Cc: rtems-users
Subject: Re: apt support for debian squeeze

On 11/19/2012 06:19 PM, Tim Cussins wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're looking at adding the rtems 4.11 apt repository to our server
> (debian squeeze) sources.list but have run into some problems. I was
> hoping to investigate both the powerpc and arm toolchains.
> On our debian squeeze box, the key at
> http://www.rtems.org/ftp/pub/rtems/linux/gpg-pubkey-69ce4a83-44cc2b30
> doesn't seem to authenticate any packages.
> Additionally,
> http://www.rtems.org/ftp/pub/rtems/linux/4.11/debian/dists/squeeze/rtems4.11/binary-i386/Packages
> doesn't seem to contain any *-gdb packages.
> There were a couple of other things, but my question is: Is this working
> for anyone else?

Unlikely. What you see on rtems.org is a stalled/abandoned/failed
attempt of me trying to provide debian/Ubuntu packages.

I haven't revisited this since my initial attempts, due to a cut down of
resources, technical difficulties and personal time.

As a consequence of this, these repos are gradually rottening. Don't use

> I also tried with ubuntu - powerpc toolchain installed fine, gpg key
> worked fine, but some arm toolchain entries in the Packages file don't
> exist, due to an apparent naming mismatch:
> e.g. In the Packages file:
> pool/rtems4.11/r/rtems-4.11-arm-rtems4.11-binutils/rtems-4.11-arm-rtems4.11-binutils_2.21-1natty2_i386.deb
> vs the extant file:
> pool/rtems4.11/r/rtems-4.11-arm-rtemseabi4.11-binutils/rtems-4.11-arm-rtemseabi4.11-binutils_2.21-1natty2_i386.deb
> Any thoughts?

c.f. above.


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