On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 11:21:41AM -0600, Jeff Harrell wrote:
> I am currently upgrading my MIPS development board (Atlas) that contains
> a R4Kc (jade core)
> and version 2.2.12 of the Linux kernel to a 2.4.x series kernel. I
> believe the libraries and applications
> were built off of the hardhat distribution. We are able to run the
> 2.4.x version of the kernel on the Atlas
> board but are seeing problems with some of the executables. I examined
> the Changes file and am in the
> process of upgrading the following binaries/libraries..
> GNU C 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 may work or not. Most people are using egcs 1.0.3a, so I recommend
using that one.
> binutils 220.127.116.11.22
DON'T touch, stick with 2.8.1.
> util-linux 2.10g
> modutils 2.3.0
I have no reports about modutils 2.3.0.
> e2fsprogs 1.18
> pcmcia-cs 3.1.13
> ppp 2.4.0b1
> I am seeing problems with executables such as awk, groff, troff, etc.
> Will I need to rebuild each of these
> applications against the new libraries to run or should they still
> function after I have upgraded the previously
> mentioned packages? Are there mipsel version of these packages (either
> source or binaries) available somewhere?
You can try the DECstation package (see howto) or get the src.rpm
packages from oss.sgi.com which has a preliminary RH 6.0 port. The packages
should build for little endian also.