[maemo-developers] Build Server Configuration

From: Ove Kaaven ovek at arcticnet.no
Date: Tue Jan 26 10:43:01 EET 2010
Jeremiah Foster skrev:
> On Jan 25, 2010, at 22:27, Ed Bartosh wrote:
>> 2010/1/25 Jeremiah Foster <jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com>:
>>> There are other build tools which are better documented and more flexible than sdbmock. Debian has a complete toolchain which is obviously good at building debs and is completely open and well supported.
>> Interesting. Can you point me out to the one, which supports scratchbox?
> Why do you need scratchbox to build debs? Why not just use the debian toolchain? I know you don't want to learn perl, but hey, it works for debian. 

The Debian tools are not really designed for cross-compilation, they're
meant to run inside the target environment. That target environment also
needs a full complement of Debian tools, including compilers. The reason
it works for Debian is because they have a LARGE farm of dedicated,
donated machines of various architectures: http://db.debian.org/machines.cgi

If someone builds a farm of Maemo devices (running on ARM, of course)
that they want to dedicate to running buildds, then that might work.
Otherwise, the Debian tools need to be run inside a simulated target
environment, and the only simulated environment known to run Maemo (and
that runs reasonably fast) is probably scratchbox...

(I've been a Debian Developer for years, by the way.)

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