On Saturday 03 January 2009 20:48:21 David Vrabel wrote: > Rob Landley wrote: > > From: Rob Landley <r...@landley.net> > > > > Replace kernel/timeconst.pl with kernel/timeconst.sh. The new shell > > script is much simpler, about 1/4 the size, and runs on Red Hat 9 from > > 2003. > > > > It requires a shell which can do 64 bit math, such as bash, busybox ash, > > or dash running on a 64 bit host. > > I use Ubuntu (hence dash) on 32 bit systems so I think this needs to > work with dash on 32 bit hosts.
I have a qemu/images directory full of various OS images for testing purposes. I just fired up my jeos 7.10 image to make sure that even the most stripped- down version of Ubuntu ("just enough operating system) still installs bash by default, and it does. (It doesn't install a development toolchain, but it does install bash.) I also installed a 32 bit xubuntu 8.10 image (which took 4 hours for some reason, and which also has bash), and explicitly tested its 32-bit "/bin/dash", and that did 64-bit math too. So current versions of dash do offer 64 bit math on 32 bit platforms. > David Rob -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-embedded" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html