Public build host (proposal)

Andreas Dalsgaard andreas.dalsgaard at
Thu Jul 24 09:19:24 CEST 2008

2008/7/24 Christ van Willegen <cvwillegen at>:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 2:16 AM, Marek Lindner <marek at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>> since it seems to be extremely difficult to build software for the
>>> OpenMoko on my home machine, perhaps it would be usefull if someone
>>> (within OpenMoko?) would set up a globally reachable build host with
>>> an openembedded and toolchain environment on it.
>> could you describe what kind of problems you experience ? The only way to
>> improve the situation is by naming the issues at hand.  :-)
> I tried to tell you a few times, but I'll rephrase.
> I have an iMac G5, rev C (with iSight built-in). That is a PowerPC64
> architecture.
> - There is no native Mokomakefile support for this machine
> - I tried running VirtualPC to emulate an i386 processor so that I
> could install Ubuntu. This works, but is _terribly_ slow. Also,
> getting Ubuntu 8 on it is something I didn't try. But, building
> Mokomakefile took days to get to step 1500.

Instead of using the mokomakefile you could try this package I've made
for Ubuntu(see
The package contain the toolchain and some common libs, which makes it
quite easy to get started. Furthermore the opkg-sdk is installed,
which means it is pretty easy to add missing packages to the

> - I eventually found out how to install Debian etch on my PC
> (natively), but running Mokomakefile's 'make build-devel-image' gave
> me an error 'don't know what to do with powerpc64 architecture'.
> - The toolchain explicitly states that it needs i386. I could build
> from source, but openmokoui-2.0-dev is also only available for i386.
> Well, that's about it :-) A simple Ubuntu- or Debian-machine 'out
> there' on the Internet with up-to-date bild env and the poosibility to
> scp files over would be ideal now :-)
> I hope this sums up the problems well enough.
> Christ van Willegen
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