[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Problems installing Scratchbox

From: Piotr Pokora piotrek.pokora at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 7 21:52:39 EET 2007

>>I have no idea what scratchbox version you had installed but 0.9 was
>>indeed much more than "a bit" painfull on unstable debian.
> I'm using stable Debian not unstable. Does that make a difference to the
> level of pain?

Yes :) I think debian unstable ( sid ) should be best choice here.
At least IMO.
Why you have tried ubuntu while you did not try debian unstable?

> And failed to compile the hello_world app because of a lack of a working c
> compiler, with the message "perhaps I should be using --host?". Err,
> where?

You can pass host as configure's argument.

./configure --help | grep host
  --host=HOST       cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST [BUILD]

> The barrier to entry to developers seems to me to be very high.

I am far from being expert here. Just mentioned what really worked ( and
works ) in my case.


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