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Nicholas Clark
October 27, 2000 06:05
sort in configure
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This turned up on the arm Linux list. I didn't realise Configure used
sort so I had a look.

How come some of the invocations of sort are as sort, and a few as $sort ?
Likewise uniq. And does it save any memory to see if sort | uniq can be
replaced with sort -u ?

Nicholas Clark
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Message-ID: <000901c03fec$274726a0$cc1a4181@synthis>
From: "Jim Fischer" <>
To: "ARM Linux" <>
Subject: Perl-5.x for EBSA-285 ?
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 01:01:39 -0700

Has anyone managed to build Perl v5.x on/for the EBSA-285
[StrongARM/SA-110]? I've tried to natively build a variety of Perl 5.5x and
5.6x packages on the EBSA, but they all use the '/bin/sort' command during
the build which causes a memory exhaustion error. [The EBSA has only 16 MB
of SDRAM installed...] I've also tried to cross compile those packages, but
the configure scripts do not support cross compilation. The problem is,
without Perl I cannot (natively) compile Linux kernels, gcc, glibc, and a
variety of other tools and utilities (e.g., package managers).

FWIW, I'm currently looking into buying more memory for the board, but until
I can find a vendor that sells the required SDRAM chips, I'm more-or-less
stuck. Any suggestions???

Jim Fischer
CPE/MSEE Grad Student
Cal Poly, SLO


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