Subject: Re: Binary packages for HPCARM/NetBSD 3.0?
To: Mark Cyzyk <email@example.com>
From: Alex Poylisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/06/2006 10:28:36
You can speed the process up considerably by cross-compiling with distcc if
you have a faster NetBSD machine (e.g., an i386) available and IP-reachable
anywhere. I regularly use an i386 desktop to build kernels and packages
for my Jornada 728.
The instructions here should help:
On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 09:48:10AM -0400, Mark Cyzyk wrote:
> (I've finally gotten NetBSD 3.0 up and running on my Jornada 720, with
> the help of Jason Mitchell's very useful jinstall.gz file....)
> Compiling software (using swap space on an NFS mount) is turning out to
> be a nightmare. One package depends on another package which in turn
> depends on another which is itself dependent on a package which
> ultimately fails the build process, breaking the chain all the way back
> up. (In my case, I can't for the life of me get Perl5 to compile...)
> I am noticing that there are A LOT of precompiled packages for NetBSD
> 1.6 on HPCARM up on the NetBSD ftp site. Does anyone know if/where
> these same packages might exist, but compiled for NetBSD 3.0? If there
> were an archive somewhere of all this then we could just 'pkg_add' and
> all would be well.
> Also, has anyone noticed that you can't really reboot from within HPCARM
> for NetBSD 3.0? It boots back out to WinCE, and I don't know about you
> but even then I have to take the battery out and put it back in to reset
> the monitor to acceptable levels of brightness/contrast. Then it's back
> to hpcboot.exe, etc. etc. Oh, also, I can't seem to contact the 'apm'
> deamon on my system. But I'm betting that this was something that just
> wasn't toggled on when the kernel I'm using was compiled?
> Mark Cyzyk