[syslinux] build for ARM (rpi)

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 03:01:23 PDT 2013

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Dash Four <mr.dash.four at googlemail.com> wrote:
> livecd-creator is the tool I use to build my images as I have been doing for
> the best part of 10 years. I use it, because it does the dirty work for me
> and it (usually) works well, so that I don't have to execute various shell
> scripts and build that image "manually" so to speak.

I'm willing to bet that livecd-creator was created just for Intel
x86/x86-64 (aka IA32/IA32-64, x64) and use it for an ARM (Raspberry
Pi), a use that was never coded for nor anticipated.

- You are using livecd-creator to build your environment, an open
source solution to build a live CD with numerous python scripts.
- livecd-creator has a hard-coded requirement of Syslinux (unless the
Syslinux-specific build and ISO generation components are
- Syslinux is only intended for (and likely buildable on) x86/x86-64
- Your build target is a Raspberry Pi, an architecture that isn't
compatible with Intel x86/x86-64.

> I've managed to thwart the syslinux dependencies by creating a "dummy"
> package, so I resolved my little conundrum for the time being.

Well, that removes one of the constraints.


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