Cross Compile of older Beaglebone kernel

I am attempting to cross compile BBB using vagrant with older debian images - my challenge is trying to get a quick build for 3.8.13.

I have managed to build using 3.8.13-bone68 using Trusty debian but this doesn’t work trying am33x_v3.8 commit (from bb-kernel) so tried using Xenial version but am getting error I don’t understand:

Cloning into '/home/vagrant/beaglebone/bb-kernel/ignore/linux-src'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 2823, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (2823/2823), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1325/1325), done.
error: index-pack died of signal 9543889), 2.20 GiB | 59.00 KiB/s       
fatal: index-pack failed

This git tree is only used as a “git reference”… you can clone linus’s tree locally somewhere else in your file system, then update the file to point where this tree exits…


Good point, thanks Robert