[syslinux] Problems compiling syslinux on Debian 10

Didier Spaier didier at slint.fr
Thu Oct 20 15:17:24 PDT 2022

Le 20/10/2022 à 19:40, Fungilife can be eternal a écrit :
> One of the reasons I ended up on this list was the inability to build any of the last versions of syslinux on Arch a year or more ago.  The binary pkg itself in arch repositories must be the oldest pkg on Arch repositories, compressed with xz instead of the default zst now.  Dated back in Dec2019, so it is going to turn 3 now.
> Its last published recipe (Pkgbuild) is unbuildable now and has been sing Sept/21
> syslinux-6.04.pre2.r11.gbf6db5b4
> In Void the situation is similar, with built pkg  syslinux-6.03_8 
> So we are stuck on a mailing-list of software we can no longer build but for some odd reason the old versions built years ago still work.

This mailing list still exists but nobody has maintained syslinux upstream since
years. So, all you can do is try to convince packagers downstream to provide
build fixes. Good luck.


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