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Re: More on the serial strangeness

To: shaver@neon.ingenia.ca (Mike Shaver)
Subject: Re: More on the serial strangeness
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@Julia.DE>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 15:11:52 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199704090858.EAA08923@neon.ingenia.ca> from "Mike Shaver" at Apr 9, 97 04:58:17 am
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Hi,

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Two days for that mail?

> - If I try to access /dev/console or /dev/tty[1234], I get "can't
> create /dev/whatever: Error 19", which seems to be "no such device".

Btw, Linux/MIPS errno values are (almost) the same as IRIX.

> If someone with the appropriate tools could build me a static tail
> binary, it'll make the experimentation go a fair bit faster.

This is the fun part.  You probably need to cheat to make textutils'
autoconf work for crosscompilation.  It's usually ok to run configure on
a Linux/Intel system (Using a glibc system is a good idea) and then
crosscompile with a command like

  make CC=mips-linux-gcc CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe" LDFLAGS="-static -s"

Autoconf is *nice* in almost all cases but it's often a bitch when
crosscompiling, so feel free to use every dirty trick in the book ...

> (If it'll help, I can set Miguel and Ralf up with appropriate access
> on neon so they can experiment.  It'll take a few days, but if it
> keeps those precious geek-cycle from going to waste...)

Thanks, would be useful.

  Ralf

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