[maemo-developers] Trouble setting up Scratchbox

From: Sean Bouchard bouchard at ict.usc.edu
Date: Mon Jul 9 22:41:40 EEST 2007
Hi, all. Just got an N800 and I'd like to do some development on it, but
I'm having trouble getting started. I'm trying to install Scratchbox on
an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn machine, but I keep getting stuck. Any help would
be appreciated!

I've found a couple guides that I've tried to follow, most recently one
by Ian Lawrance
(http://ianlawrence.info/random-stuff/maemo-3-1-bora-on-ubuntu-feisty ).
The install goes smoothly until I have to add a user to Scratchbox, and
then it falls apart. When I try to run "/scratchbox/sbin/sbox_adduser
bouchard yes" I get an error: "chown: 'bouchard:domain': invalid group",
which doesn't mean anything to me. Despite this, it says that the user
account has been added, but when I try to run maemo-sdk-install_3.1.sh,
I get the following error:

E: Scratchbox home directory '/scratchbox/users/bouchard/home/bouchard'
not found.
E: Add user with '/scratchbox/sbin/sbox_adduser bouchard'.

If I run sbox_adduser again, it tells me that the user account already

Is it supposed to be looking for "home/bouchard/" in "users/bouchard/"?
There is no "/scratchbox/home/" directory, which is what I would have
expected. Does that "chown" error above mean anything, and could it be

As I said, any help would be greatly appreciated. I haven't been able to
find accounts of this error anywhere online, so if anyone has any ideas,
please let me know!


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