Compile for debian from another system

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Compile for debian from another system

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Hello,

I want to setup a armagetron-dedicated server, but for some reason i'm unable to setup a dev environnement on that server , is it possble to compile the server from another computer and then generate a deb package so I can install it on the server ?

Thank you :D

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It's technically possible, but could cause problems from differed versions. I wouldn't recommend going at it that way.

You should have SSH if you've installed the server package, so maybe you would like to give my script a shot? It will install sty+ct by default, so change that if you really want. Most people would choose it though, so you probably don't need to change anything.

http://wiki.armagetronad.org/index.php/ ... e_Easy_Way

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Thanks you, but it didn't work, I really can't install a dev environnement (i can't update libc6 cause my kernel is too old (apparently), which prevent g++ installation , and i can't update the kernel cause it's a vps).

But if you know how i can make it trought another computer , i'll be glad !!

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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What you are saying really doesn't make sense, even a really old VPS would let you still add dev tools, albeit older ones. What OS is your VPS running? Also, every VPS provider will have newer OS templates to let you redo your VPS with a current or at least a year old OS. Have you considered those options?
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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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I'm on debian6
uname -a
Linux vps 2.6.32-042stab076.8 #1 SMP Tue May 14 20:38:14 MSK 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I could have the vps under debian7 but i don't feel like reinstalling all my services

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I've ran them on Debian 6 before, and even did it using my script. I think 6 was sid then. Anyways, the point is that you should definitely be able to install everything needed there.

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Sid doesn't have a number. Sid is just sid.

Only testing versions got a number. Then it's frozen and becomes stable. Another name (and number) is used for the new testing.

Please post the result of

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cat /etc/debian_version
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
lsb_release -a

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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theo wrote:Sid doesn't have a number. Sid is just sid.

Only testing versions got a number. Then it's frozen and becomes stable. Another name (and number) is used for the new testing.

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cat /etc/debian_version
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
lsb_release -a
Testing & Sid I basically consider a version ahead. Especially since it was close to time of the switch to the next stable release. Stable release doesn't get many updates other than some security updates and whatnot if I remember correctly, so basically it's left unchanged. So, I just call Sid version + 1, even though some things may only be temporary and changes will be made before release.

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Here commands results:
cat /etc/debian_version
jessie/sid
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian unstable main
lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid)
Release: unstable
Codename: sid

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Hm, your sources.list is either very old or screwed up.

You're mixing sqeeze (the former stable) with sid (unstable).

Did you modify the sources.list? If so when/why?

Did you use apt before that? After that? Did it work?


What's the result of:

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cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/*
for pkg in $(dpkg -l | sed 1,5d | awk '{print $2}'); do  apt-cache policy $pkg| sed -n 6p | awk '{print $3}'; done | sort | uniq -c | sort
(last command could take a while)

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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I don't think i modified my sources.list
I did use apt-get to install so common program (it worked).
cat /etc/apt/preferences.d/*
cat: /etc/apt/preferences.d/*: No such file or directory
cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
cat: /etc/apt/apt.conf: No such file or directory

121 stable/main
1 Packages
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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Well that didn't really help.

Stable may refer to different flavor at different times.

It seems that you don't have any sid packages. So I'd advise you to remove sid from your sources.list.

Try this :

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dpkg -l *-image*
dpkg -l *libc6*

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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sudo dpkg -l *-image*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-=========================================-=========================-=========================-=======================================================================================
un linux-image <none> <none> (no description available)
rc linux-image-3.10-3-amd64 3.10.11-1 amd64 Linux 3.10 for 64-bit PCs
sudo dpkg -l *libc6*
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-=========================================-=========================-=========================-=======================================================================================
ii libc6:amd64 2.17-92+b1 amd64 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared libraries
un libc6-amd64 <none> <none> (no description available)
un libc6-dev <none> <none> (no description available)
un libc6.1 <none> <none> (no description available)
Thanks for the help, but i think I'll reinstall everything and go on debian7

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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Well, according to the kernel and libc6 image, you're using testing (jessie):

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http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=linux-image-3.10-3-amd64&searchon=names&exact=1&suite=all&section=all
http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords= libc6&searchon=names&exact=1&suite=all&section=all
So i'd try the following:

Replace your sources.list by this:

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib non-free
Then run

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aptitude update; aptitude -sVy upgrade
That's allow us to see if it works without modifying anything.

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Re: Compile for debian from another system

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too late, i already reinstalled, everything
I used light's script and compile went great.

Thanks for your help guys :wink:

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