[maemo-users] Announcing the "wiki page a day"

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Tue Jul 15 15:53:37 EEST 2008
Hi Hendrik,

hendrik at topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> I have tried several times to install scratchbox and other soeftware for 
> maemo development on my Debian system, and have not succeeded.  There 
> seem to be instructions and relevant repositories secreted in carious 
> places on the web.  However, when following perfectly reasonable-looking 
> instructions, I keep finding that they don't work as described -- 
> usually because the relevant repositories have desappeared.

Have you followed this page? http://tablets-dev.nokia.com/4.0/INSTALL.txt

It is the canonical reference for installing Scratchbox for maemo 4.0

Chapter 3 of the Maemo Diablo (v4.1) reference contains detailed
instructions for installing Scratchbox & getting started.

> I'd like to request an up-to-date page on installing the development 
> environment in a way that's compatible with responsible system 
> administration on Debian.  Even the Nokia's script that says it uses the 
> Debian packaging system and claims to write only to a specific (new) 
> top-level file system does, in fact, write elsewhere.

I'm not sure what you mean by this - what is the Nokia package doing
wrong? Where is it writing?

> Finally, debian lenny now has a package called scratchbox2.  The 
> instructions I've seen all use variations on scratchbox 1.*.  Is that a 
> sign the instructions are obsolete?  Or is scratchbox2 really a very 
> different thing?

I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that. The Scratchbox website
suggests it's simply an evolution of Scratchbox 1.


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