[lsb-discuss] LSB SDK Availability

Robert Schweikert rjschwei at suse.com
Mon Nov 28 14:15:15 UTC 2011

On 11/27/2011 07:20 PM, mark.eaton at rsa.com wrote:
> Hi, I’ve been using the LSB SDK to develop our crypto toolkits on across
> the various platforms for a number of years, but lately we have had
> comments from source customers that they are unable to obtain the SDK to
> use. The download page on the website has no links to the actual
> packages and if by some change you find a link to the ftp site it always
> gives temporarily unavailable messages. This combined with the fact that
> the lsbcc shipped with the latest versions of Ubuntu doesn’t actually
> work with the versions of gcc they ship (I’m unsure of other distro’s
> but it seems to be a common problem) means that people can’t actually
> use the LSB for development.
> Is this a known issue?

Yes, the Linux Foundation infrastructure (including LSB sites) was 
compromised a while back. For quite some time even the mailing list was 

> And is it something that will be fixed?

Eventually everything will be back online. Unfortunately this has 
already taken way too long, but there is no time line.

> Our team is trying to support approximately 50 platforms and the LSB
> helps tremendously by allowing us to only build a 32 and a 64 bit linux
> package but at this point I can’t see any option but to move back to
> trying to build packages for Redhat, SuSE and Ubuntu separately.

You can always try the LSB tool chain distributed with another distro, 
openSUSE comes to mind ;)

You can also setup an instance of OBS (Open Build Service) and let it 
crank out the packages ofr multiple distributions for you.


Robert Schweikert                           MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU
SUSE-IBM Software Integration Center                   LINUX
Tech Lead
rjschwei at suse.com
rschweik at ca.ibm.com

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