[arch-dev-public] Request for help: 32bit chroot handling in makechrootpkg

Alexander Baldeck kth5 at archlinuxppc.org
Tue Apr 8 09:00:38 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> So I looked at this for about 5 minutes... and broke things.
> I have a 32bit chroot on my 64bit box, but cannot seem to work a call
> to "linux32" in properly. I am hoping that someone with more
> experience could look into this.
> I do know that "linux32 chroot /var/archroot32 /bin/bash" works
> find... but doing the same thing (linux32 chroot <path> <script>) in
> makechrootpkg tosses some ELIBBAD at me...
> So I gave up. If someone would mind giving me a hand, that'd be great.
> It would give the 64bit build machine the opportunity to work for i686
> as well (for those out there with only 64bit hardware).
> Thanks in advance,
> Aaron

I've had a similar problem with my makechroot scripts which I solved 
simply by running linux32 makechroot <params>. So yeah, the parent 
process already is a level down. Ugly but works.

If you'd like, I could have a look at it.



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