[Dev] libretools 20160511 release announcement

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Thu May 12 03:32:25 GMT 2016

On 05/11/2016 09:13 PM, Luke Shumaker wrote:
> I just released libretools 20160511 to [libre], and pushed the source
> tarball to <https://repo.parabola.nu/other/libretools/>.
> This is a bugfix release for to version 20160510, which added support
> for running ARM chroots on x86 hosts via qemu with binfmt_misc.
> Bug fixes from 20160510 to 20160511:
>  * librechroot:
>    - Work correctly when running natively on ARM.
>    - When using qemu to run an ARM chroot on an x86 host:
>      - Work correctly if the environment variable CARCH is set.
>      - Don't share the package cache with the x86 host, as the 'any'
>        packages are rebuilt for ARM, leading to PGP errors.
> Pre-requisites to using ARM chroots on x86 hosts:
>  - You need the 'binfmt-qemu-static' package (you may need to restart
>    systemd-binfmt.service after installing it).
> To use an ARM chroot on an x86 host:
>  - When creating the chroot, use the `-A` flag to specify armv7h:
>        sudo librechroot -A armv7h -n MY_ARM_CHROOT_NAME make 
> After that, you should be able to use it normally like any other
> chroot with librechroot/libremakepkg.

Cool, this latest version of Libretools works very well!! thanks lukeshu \o/

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