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Cross-build Debian Installer

As a starting point, students might wish to look at the current Debian installer source and build process. Emdebian can be interesting to have a look at for cross building.

WARN: This idea needs to be extended and point out what cross compiling debian-installer implies (library reduction can be an issue).

debootstrap supports cross-building, but the second stage still needs to be run on the target architecture or by emulation (qemu).

Comment: Would it be better to write our own cross-installer (debootstrap based) or hack on d-i complexity for a great? achievement

Please contact us on debian{-embedded,-boot} before applying.


* SummerOfCode2010/CrossbuildDebianInstaller/arvindkhadri * SummerOfCode2010/CrossbuildDebianInstaller/jishnu