[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Can the toolchain destroy my linux installation?

From: Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Oct 25 12:19:07 EEST 2005

If you install scratchbox by following the instructions and in case of
do it cleanly with following the instructions (that all can be found
e.g. from
www.scratchbox.org in addition to the instructions in maemo.org), you
should have no problems. 
Please be sure that you edit correct sources.list though (_inside_ the
I once edited the sources.list of my Ubuntu
to get source packages from maemo repository with apt-get (outside
scratchbox) and
next time when I did dist-upgrade, I forgot to remove the additional
repositories and
everyone can guess what happened... Fortunately it didn't take that long
time to
reinstall Ubuntu (the most painless Linux installation I have seen) and
updating it 
always works flawlessly (and is pretty quick too), so it was back up and
in few hours (it did not worth trying to resolve the installed broken
packages by hand,
so I reinstalled everything back then).

There is room for another little mistake. When you install the rootsrap,

be sure to do it _inside_ the scratchbox (meaning that
you are not only in your scratchbox home directory but logged inside the
SB)! :D

Anyway, congratulations, and have fun!

Best Wishes,
Karoliina Salminen

>-----Original Message-----
>I would like to start coding for the 770 I receive today (hope 
>so, please please please), so I plan to install the 
>arm-toolchain available.
>Is there any danger in installing it, so that it maybe would 
>destroy my linux installation anyhow?
>Thank you in advance, lg Clemens

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