Development tools on the phone

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Fri Dec 19 00:27:40 CET 2008

On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 18:59:19 -0300 "Breno Jacinto" <breno at>

> Hello,
>     I've recently started to work with three OpenMoko phones. I
> believe the usual first impression is the same for everybody: it is
> fantastic. What a piece of work.
>     I have installed python tools and extra libs, but I'm having some
> difficulties with C/C++ tools in order to compile some extra (C-made)
> modules for Python. For example, the 'ccache' tool is unavailable in
> the repositories, as far as I have searched, and thus suggests me to
> install it manually. Yet, I wouldn't like to do that for automation
> and organization reasons. I have searched the Wiki (which is really
> good), but haven't found anything about this.

ccache will not be useful unless you do repeated builds - ie core development.
don't worry about it. :( you don't need it (unless you will... and then i'd be
wondering at what point you will need the straitjacket package after you go
insane from waiting for compiles... :)). :)

>     So, my question is: am I missing something here, or should I
> proceed and install whatever is not in the repositories (in this case,
> ccache) in a manual fashion? Is there a more refined list of packages
> available (other than the opkg list output)?
>    Note: I'm trying to compile my application sources on the phone. It
> compiles fine on the desktop, which has all the tools installed. But
> I'm being unable to reproduce my development environment on OpenMoko.
>     This is my first post, and I'm not sure if this is the list for
> this type of question. If it is not, please apologize and point me to
> the right list.
> regards,
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