OE on fedora9

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Thu Jun 19 14:51:03 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| Am Donnerstag 19 Juni 2008 13:24:47 schrieb Andy Green:
|> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
|> | Am Donnerstag 19 Juni 2008 09:54:09 schrieb Andy Green:
|> |> Besides, I can't use
|> |> our wonderful flawless Openmoko build+packaging system to work on
|> |> because it can't cope with exotic hosts like Fedora 9.
|> |
|> | Still? What's the problem now, gmp-native's problem with gcc 4.3 was
|> fixed as
|> | far as I can recall.
|> "Last time I tried it" a few weeks ago it was unable to build the 1,100
|> packages it decided it wanted to build before it would do anything
|> useful: it choked on more than one but the one that made me throw my
|> hands in the air was when it failed on building build host native dbus
|> libs.
| Ah, bummer. Fwiw, I'd be interested in seeing your logs.

It's two months too late, but I still have the build tree, let me know
the subpath to the files you wanted.  IIRC maybe three builds failed and
we told it to simply ignore the first couple, but at seeing it build
host dbus in order to compile against target tslib, I realized with a
jolt: this is the build system Cthulhu uses and I am doomed.

The point isn't really that it failed in that Herculean effort to
install a parallel distro on my host, I would expect it to be really
fragile since it didn't quite manage to generate host compilers of a
fixed version (the end stage of the insanity): rather that the entire
Gentoo style "rebuild it" action is totally needless when the built
target packages are already available complete with -dev packages.  We
just need to be able to install the target packages and -dev on the
build host so we can build against them, like any other normal distro.

- -Andy
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