View Full Version : Where's the bin86 package?

February 16th, 2005, 12:35 PM
I'm following the instructions from the KernelByHandHowto and it says I need to install bin86 and libncurses-dev packages. Neither of these is found by "apt-get install". I found the libncurses5-dev and downloaded it manually from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool, but I can't find the bin86 package. Do I really need it to compile the kernel?


February 16th, 2005, 03:22 PM
It's in pool/main/l/linux86

In the package-comment it says:

under Linux it's used only to create the 16-bit bootsector and setup binariesso it seems to be necessary

February 24th, 2005, 09:24 PM
I would like to know where these files are?

need to custom build kernel so i can get to my date on iteraid drives.

Someone out there must know where we can get these files, be nice guys and help a Ubuntu newbie out :)

February 24th, 2005, 09:31 PM
How does your /etc/apt/sources.list file look like? Post it here like this:

# Local personal repo
deb file:/var/cache/apt-build/repository apt-build main

# Ubuntu Hoary
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary-security main restricted

# Englightenment DR17
deb http://soulmachine.net/debian unstable/
#deb-src http://soulmachine.net/debian unstable/

February 24th, 2005, 10:07 PM
Thanks for reply, currently looking like this:

but have tried it with everyone uncommented

deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 5.04 _Hoary Hedgehog_ - Alpha i386 Binary-1 (20050217)]/ unstable main restricted

deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary main restricted
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to fetch major bug fix updates produced
## after the final release of the distribution.
#deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-updates main restricted
#deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-updates main restricted

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'universe'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe
deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe

#deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted
#deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security universe
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary multiverse

February 24th, 2005, 10:17 PM
Wierd. I have almost same set up as you do.

[~] > wajig policy bin86 libncurses5-dev
Installed: (none)
Candidate: 0.16.14-1.2ubuntu1
Version Table:
0.16.14-1.2ubuntu1 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Packages
Installed: 5.4-4
Candidate: 5.4-4
Version Table:
*** 5.4-4 0
500 http://archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

What you get by running

apt-cache policy bin86

Try to comment that first CDROM line and run apt-get update.

February 24th, 2005, 10:28 PM
Hello, i get following errror when i run

apt-get update

Fetched 1354kB in 8s (151kB/s)
Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hoary/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz MD5Sum mismatch
Reading Package Lists... Done
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

apt-cache policy bin86


Installed: (none)
Candidate: 0.16.14-1.2ubuntu1
Version Table:
0.16.14-1.2ubuntu1 0
500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/main Packages
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com hoary/restricted Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/gb.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hoary_restricte d_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)

February 24th, 2005, 10:46 PM
Hello, had a brain wave :)

tried your sources.list and hey it works no errors, not sure what happened there.

February 25th, 2005, 05:47 AM
I really don't think you need bin86 to build Linux 2.6. I think it is only used by Lilo.

February 25th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Try apt-get update to correct that error message.
If it doesn't work, comment all lines in your sources.list, apt-get update, uncomment and apt-get update.