compilation of openmoko platform

Al Johnson openmoko at
Thu Aug 16 15:34:48 CEST 2007

On Thursday 16 August 2007, ramsesoriginal wrote:
> On 8/16/07, Al Johnson <openmoko at> wrote:
> > On Thursday 16 August 2007, Ashok Kumar wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > I am eager to develop some apps for neo. I was trying to compile
> > > openmoko platform using MokoMakefile. It took almost 12 hours(in P4
> > > 3.2Ghz 512 RAM) in the compilation of alsa-lib. still it did not
> > > finish. How long will it take to compile in an average system? I just
> > > read 7 hours somewhere. Did i forget somethings to do? Why is it
> > > taking so long to compile? Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance
> >
> > You don't say anything about your build environment so there's not a lot
> > anyone can do to help. Were you using mokomakefile? The VMware image?
> He's using mokomakefile (he says it), and i experienced similar issues on
> my P4 2.8GHZ 1024 Mbyte Ram, Ubuntu 7.04 and Zenwalk (don't remember wich
> one).

Sorry, my mistake. Don't know how I missed that.

Last time I did the build (some weeks ago now) on an Athlon64 X2 3800 with 1GB 
ram and 64bit Gentoo it took <12hrs to compile. I set it going in the evening 
and it was done the following morning so I don't know exactly how long it 

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