[fpc-devel] QEMU for 64-bit FPC testing?

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Feb 12 11:09:10 CET 2008

ik wrote:

> The only problem that I found, is that sometimes the hardware you have
> using qemu virtualization is not suited for some of the linux distro
> you wish to use.

Qemu still requires gcc v3. Debian "Etch" released a version compiled with v4 
which was badly broken, I've ended up running a dedicated machine with "Woody" 
and have compiled from scratch.

As a general point Qemu's virtualisation of PC serial ports doesn't handle the 
control lines (DTR etc.)- I found a patch which sorted it nicely but again 
it's a reason to compile from source.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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