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    Question ARM arch package confusion.

    I have a Marvell Sheevaplug on the way, and I trying to work out what packages are in the ARM repository, however the Ubuntu information seems very inconsistent.

    For example:

    One of my applications I use is "ensiper". Now according to this:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/esniper

    And this:

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ll&section=all

    It's only available for i386 and AMD64 arch.

    However if I download http://ports.ubuntu.com/dists/jaunty...el/Packages.gz

    It shows that there is a ARM port of the esniper in there.

    Which is correct? Is there any way to get a DEFINITIVE list of what packages are available for jaunty ARM?

    thanks.

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    Re: ARM arch package confusion.

    I develop on ARM everyday (my job).
    Never used Ubuntu on the ARM platform.

    Even if no one has packaged esniper for ARM, its still an option to just download the package and compile it.

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    Re: ARM arch package confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmarti View Post
    I develop on ARM everyday (my job).
    Never used Ubuntu on the ARM platform.

    Even if no one has packaged esniper for ARM, its still an option to just download the package and compile it.
    The problem is with the Sheevaplug, is it's only got 512MB of flash, so I don't want to fill it up with compilers and libraries, I only want binaries and I don't want to go to the hassle of dross compiling either.

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    Re: ARM arch package confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgillespie View Post
    The problem is with the Sheevaplug, is it's only got 512MB of flash, so I don't want to fill it up with compilers and libraries, I only want binaries and I don't want to go to the hassle of dross compiling either.
    you can NFS mount a full file system, in order to compile.

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    Re: ARM arch package confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by dlmarti View Post
    you can NFS mount a full file system, in order to compile.
    To be honest, I am not looking at compiling anything on the Sheevaplug, it's not what it was bought for, and if I did want to compile, I would use my regular distro (Gentoo), which is a source based distro). I have decided to switch to a binary based distro for my Sheevaplug, and hence looking for prebuild ARM binaries, hence my question about finding accurate info at to whats in the ARM repository.

    Does anyone know? Or have a place where I can ask Ubuntu ARM questions? (it's supposed to be officially supported, but the support seems to be patchy, with all other architectues getting a IRC channel, and forums, and poor old ARM getting forgotten!!)

    Should I be considering ditching Ubuntu on it when it arrives, and switching to something with more complete and active ARM support?

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    Re: ARM arch package confusion.

    Looks like the package search is out of date, or does not include ARM port details, as esniper is indeed in the ARM tree.

    http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/a...niper/download

    Package: esniper
    Priority: extra
    Section: universe/misc
    Installed-Size: 136
    Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Original-Maintainer: Dima Barsky <dima@dxxxebxxxiaxn.org>
    Architecture: armel
    Version: 2.19.0-1
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2-1), libidn11 (>= 0.5.18), libkrb53 (>= 1.6.dfsg.2), libldap-2.4-2 (>= 2.4.7), libssl0.9.8 (>= 0.9.8f-5), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), ca-certificates
    Filename: pool/universe/e/esniper/esniper_2.19.0-1_armel.deb
    Size: 40600
    MD5sum: 40e4a796d12cfaa22fc7e7c3701d7db2
    SHA1: 2f47de3729df689aa3d0f01829e8d5a0fc9e0d5c
    SHA256: 2840b686eb907398315bd29e75196bff4ab76a5fd7ae1af8cc a6276cf5babb78
    Description: a simple, lightweight tool for sniping ebay auctions
    esniper is a lightweight ebay sniping tool. It doesn't have a lot of
    features, and that is by design.
    .
    Auctions are specified on the command line, using the auction number
    and your bid price. Multiple auctions can be bid on by specifying more
    auctions and bid prices. esniper stops when the desired quantity has
    been won (default is 1).

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