I tried to build Debian-Installer (D-I) for Zubuntu. As the documentation mentions, sometimes D-I is described as a mini Linux distribution which gives an indication of its complexity. Well, they're right about that, I know it for sure now. D-I is build with a specific kernel in mind, although some people tried to hack a D-I to make it work for their situation. This never worked for me, so I figured building it from scratch is my way to go. A lot of packages are missing in the frisky repository, so I needed to build them myself. Looking at the requirements I started installing, downloading sources and building packages. I did this in Qemu, using Debian-armel as the host OS. That's where I made a mistake I guess. I now have a shipload of required packages compiled and ready, but the build system now tells me I'm having the wrong versions installed. It somehow mixed up the host and the target systems, or it was just me doing something stupid, I don't know. So now I'm back to square one again. This time I'm using the Zubuntu Qemu image as my host system, and I started building all missing packages from there... again!
The struggle for a decent installer continues. More on this later.
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