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Old 12-04-2011, 06:31 AM   #1
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Setting Up A Local Repository For An Arm Package


I'm trying to set up an embedded system for an arm processor. The device is an iPaq H5550. So far I've used multistrap to create a file system, and the Code Sourcery cross compiler to build an arm kernel. Now I want to install the kernel on the file system and then I will use 'mkfs.jffs2' to create a jffs2 file to download to my device. (the file system is a detail I include just for completeness.) I've never done this before, so I don't know how it's going to turn out, but I had a question that I wanted to ask here.

I want to use debian for the source of my embedded system. Is there an easy way to install the package that was created for the custom kernel when I want to put it in its place in the arm file system? I have been considering making my own custom repository with the tool called 'reprepro'. A link for using reprepro is here:

I just feel like it's a lot of work to set up a debian repository for just one file, but it seems that using any other method won't work because it's an arm file system. On my system, for example, I would normally use 'dpkg -i <package-name>'.

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It seems to me that you are making a lot of work out of something that should be nothing more that a file copying issue. Build your applications and whatever software, copy them to the target filesystem, and you're done. If you need to track changes, use a revision control system. Am I missing something?

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