@dex77 said in Frugalware i686 is dead? Trying to upgrade 2.0 i686 to 2.1 gives me errors:
funny, the Forum was dead for a very long time and I reactivated it just 5 days ago.
Luckily now its the top google result for "Frugalware forum" search, so hopefully other people would come
@crazy said in Frugalware i686 is dead? Trying to upgrade 2.0 i686 to 2.1 gives me errors:
What kind software is that cannot work with cross compiled packages ?
@crazy is right, i686 is dead, for a longer explanation why see: frugalware [dot] org/news/265
Can you elaborate what kind of software doesn't work with multilib?
Probably you have heard about coreboot open source BIOS project, which supports some laptop/desktop/server motherboards
but maybe it supports yours and you may try it too ;) www [dot] coreboot [dot] org , coreboot [dot] org/Supported_Motherboards
Sadly this list is not that big, so a lot of open source people - especially those who don't like EFI clumsiness and closed source EFI backdoors -
are often buying their hardware strongly based on this coreboot supported_motherboards list,
only to flash it with this open source BIOS instantly after purchase, maybe even before its first usage...
(using flashrom software and some tools like SOIC8 test clip, it it easy to attach to BIOS storage chip and flash it directly and without de-soldering -
super useful approach for those who are bad at soldering and don't want to accidentally ruin their valuable motherboard ;)
and could back up old BIOS just in case, before flashing a new open-source one)
In addition to being able to boot from hardware devices with the help of SeaBIOS - seabios [dot] org/SeaBIOS - SeaBIOS could also launch the software "payloads" - such as memtest, tetris or KolibriOS floppy drive.
One of such "payloads" is FILO bootloader; and it is probably the only payload which currently can not be build on x86_64 OS - until someone will fix its' build scripts. I would like to have a FILO payload in my BIOS, but can't fix the build scripts by myself (I have tried!), - that is why I need x86 build server for my BIOS so that it could build FILO as well
Can you explain what you mean with "fell under spam" about Mailinglists?
Maybe you have already fixed this problem... Earlier I wanted to report this i686 problem to some frugalware mailing list ( -bugs or -users ? ) and looked at mailing list archives to check if it is not abandoned. Sadly all I have seen was a huge number of "jewellery" and "reay byan glasses", which discouraged me from sending a message there (because probably no-one would read it). Probably some other users already had this problem and that is why no new real messages since 2014 year?
coreboot and seabios sister projects - have a quite good anti spam protection at their mailing lists, i dont remember receiving any spam there :tongue: