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Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 22:40:41 +0100
To: djgpp-workers AT delorie DOT com, debian-devel AT lists DOT debian DOT org
Subject: Re: Compiling Debian packages for DJGPP ?
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On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 10:06:18PM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:

> > I'm planning to try compiling some Debian packages for FreeDOS, using
> > DJGPP. I too shy to use the word "debian port", but that's the idea ;).
> > I've crossposted this to the djgpp-workers and debian-devel mailing
> > lists, to know what you all nice poeple think about this, and to know
> > what level of assistance (compassion?) I can expect from you.
> 
> I was under the impression that djgpp could only generate 32 bit i386
> code, while FreeDOS is essentially 16 bit.  

AFAIK, djgpp can only generate 32 bit i386 code. DJGPP is in fact GCC +
a libc that use DOS and DPMI to operate (am i wrong ?).

What i meant was, compiling userspace software with DJGPP, and using
FreeDOS + cwsdpmi (that both need to be compiled with something else) as
the kernel.

> I have been trying to get it to build with bcc "Bryan's C Compiler", but
> I haven't been able to get it working (the biggest problem being the
> lack of documentation for bcc and me knowing very little of compilers
> and i86 assembly).
>
> It would be very nice if you would be able to get FreeDOS compiled with
> a free compiler though, as this would mean that we can finally include
> it in Debian and move dosemu from contrib to main.

I'll try it. Hasn't Borland released very old versions of Turbo C as
public domain ? (However if this is the case, probably the source isn't
given...).

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Jeremie Koenig <sprite AT sprite DOT fr DOT eu DOT org>

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