Openmoko development questions.

Radek Bartoň blackhex at
Mon Nov 3 01:38:12 CET 2008

Hello developers.

I'm trying to compile GRASS GIS for Openmoko, but I have several issues I want 
to ask about and I'd be glad to get at least some of them answered, please.

1. I'm using branch downloaded with MokoMakefile for my 
developement. I suppose this is the right brach to work on instead of stable 
brach, is it?

2. I did "bitbake -c patch gdal" to start my modifications, then fixed several 
things to get "bitbake -c compile" proceed but doing "bitbake -c build" fails 
with lot of errors similar to:

ERROR: QA Issue: package gdal contains bad 
RPATH /mnt/data/Projekty/MokoGRASS/moko/build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gdal-1.3.2-r0/image/usr/lib:/mnt/data/Projekty/MokoGRASS/moko/build/tmp/cross/armv4t/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/lib:/mnt/data/Projekty/MokoGRASS/moko/build/tmp/cross/armv4t/lib/gcc/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/4.1.2/../../../../arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/lib 
file /mnt/data/Projekty/MokoGRASS/moko/build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gdal-1.3.2-r0/install/gdal/usr/bin/ogrtindex

What does this meassage mean and how could I correct it?

3. From what I read on I'm 
supposed to do "bitbake -c patch gdal" before I start to modify package gdal 
to prevent package to be overwritten from packed sources. Is "bitbake -c 
build" complementary operation for this (submit local modification to 
repository)? Is there other way to submit modification even if I did not 
succed with compilation but I want to save them.

4. What are other bitbake tasks except of those mentioned in previous 

5. Is it save to do "make update" before or after "bitbake -c build" step (in 
case it actually submits changes) with respect to local modifications?

6. Why should I use quilt do manage patches of modified packages when all 
OpenEmbedded and Openmoko stuff is under git version control and I can do 
diff against head version?

7. How should I prepare pached and where should I submit them in case of 
changes in "openebedded/packages" and in case of changes in "openmoko/trunk"

Thanks in advance...

Ing. Radek Bartoň

Faculty of Information Technology
Department of Computer Graphics and Multimedia
Brno University of Technology

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