OpenMoko OE repository not quite ready for MokoMakefile production usage

John Lee john_lee at
Fri Nov 30 09:53:37 CET 2007

Hi Rod,

The oe snapshots site:

The monotone repository:

I have done various tests on them such as run different versions of
monotone againest the database files, build from scratch with these
settings, etc.  There might still be subtle problems in different
usage scenarios, so please give feedback and I'll fix them asap.

- John

On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 09:14:15PM +1030, Rod Whitby wrote:
> There is one issue which means that MokoMakefile cannot change over to
> using the new area yet.  I have discussed this with John, but am
> reporting here so people don't continually ask me why MokoMakefile
> hasn't changed yet.
> The issue is that new OpenMoko mtn database snapshot area at
> only contains a single unversioned mtn database.
> MokoMakefile currently identifies the user's monotone version, and
> downloads the correctly versioned mtn database from
> (look there to see the naming convention and list of 6 different mtn
> versions that are supported).  Only if it cannot match the exact version
> does it fall-back to using the unversioned snapshot.
> Unless OpenMoko is going to require a specific Linux distribution and
> monotone version for building the OpenMoko distribution, I would prefer
> to wait until OpenMoko replicates this facility for their developers
> before I change the MokoMakefile, otherwise we will have *many* new
> users having problems with monotone database migrations, and negating
> the ease of setup that MokoMakefile currently provides.
> I have given John details on how to do this - I'm sure Graeme or Mickey
> can get the older mtn binaries from Koen to implement it.
> I've asked John to let me know as soon as there are correctly labelled
> versions in, and I will
> immediately update MokoMakefile to use the new area when that happens.
> -- Rod Whitby
> -- MokoMakefile author

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