[syslinux] build for ARM (rpi)

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 4 16:47:45 PDT 2013

On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM, Dash Four <mr.dash.four at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Is there a way I could build this package for ARM (Raspberry Pi)?
> I am using Pidora (Fedora mix for rpi), but can't find the source for this
> package in any of their repos
> (http://pidora.ca/pidora/releases/18/packages/source/SRPMS/s/) and tried to
> build this based on the spec file provided with the sources, but there is an
> ExclusiveArch  statement in that file (ExclusiveArch: i386 i486 i586 i686
> athlon pentium4 x86_64), prohibiting building on ARM-based arches. Thanks.

Just the installer or the entire package?  For the boot loader,
there's (historically) too much dependency on x86 BIOS.  With porting
to EFI32/EFI64, it's becoming more of a possibility but not there.

If you just want the installer on an RPi for booting x86, this should
be closer to a possibility, perhaps with just a 'make clean; make
installer' (adjusted for architecture if 6.00+)


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