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Gentoo project on Openmoko phones has its own homepage: [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/ http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/]
 
Gentoo project on Openmoko phones has its own homepage: [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/ http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/]
  
We have our own portage overlay and some Openmoko packages like Xglamo, Illume or Zhone already have theyr ebuilds.
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We have a portage overlay and some Openmoko packages like Xglamo, Illume or Zhone already have their ebuilds and many more will follow !
  
 
== Ways to work with Gentoo ==
 
== Ways to work with Gentoo ==
 
Currently, there are 2 ways how to install gentoo, both having advantages and disadvantages:
 
Currently, there are 2 ways how to install gentoo, both having advantages and disadvantages:
  
* Cross compile approach, where you use another machine to compile your whole phone system.
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* [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/index.cgi/wiki/cross-compiling Cross compile approach], where you use another machine to compile your whole phone system.
  
* Native compilation approach, where you work with Gentoo on phone as with a normal system fully capable of installing its own packages.
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* [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/index.cgi/wiki/native-compiling Native compilation approach], where you work with Gentoo on phone as with a normal system fully capable of installing its own packages.
  
  
 
Many thanks go to 'torindel' who apparently started the effort and made a stage tarball we are using even today for the native approach.
 
Many thanks go to 'torindel' who apparently started the effort and made a stage tarball we are using even today for the native approach.
  
== How to get started ==
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== Getting Started ==
If you want to try out a normal Gentoo experience, as seen on desktop, feel free to follow these [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/index.cgi/wiki/native-compiling native installation instructions].
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* Read instructions on our [http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/ homepage]
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* Visit our overlay page [http://overlays.gentoo.org/proj/embedded overlay page]
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* Come chat with us to Freenode on #gentoo-openmoko and share your problems !
  
Please note, unless you use distcc, it takes a long time to get a fully working system this way (About 3 days for xorg with fluxbox).
 
 
[[category:Distributions]]
 
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Revision as of 16:09, 24 February 2009

Gentoo on Openmoko phones


Gentoo project on Openmoko phones has its own homepage: http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/

We have a portage overlay and some Openmoko packages like Xglamo, Illume or Zhone already have their ebuilds and many more will follow !

Ways to work with Gentoo

Currently, there are 2 ways how to install gentoo, both having advantages and disadvantages:

  • Native compilation approach, where you work with Gentoo on phone as with a normal system fully capable of installing its own packages.


Many thanks go to 'torindel' who apparently started the effort and made a stage tarball we are using even today for the native approach.

Getting Started

  • Read instructions on our homepage
  • Visit our overlay page overlay page
  • Come chat with us to Freenode on #gentoo-openmoko and share your problems !
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Gentoo on Openmoko phones


Gentoo project on Openmoko phones has its own homepage: http://gentoo.mindzoo.de/

We have our own portage overlay and some Openmoko packages like Xglamo, Illume or Zhone already have theyr ebuilds.

Ways to work with Gentoo

Currently, there are 2 ways how to install gentoo, both having advantages and disadvantages:

  • Cross compile approach, where you use another machine to compile your whole phone system.
  • Native compilation approach, where you work with Gentoo on phone as with a normal system fully capable of installing its own packages.


Many thanks go to 'torindel' who apparently started the effort and made a stage tarball we are using even today for the native approach.

How to get started

If you want to try out a normal Gentoo experience, as seen on desktop, feel free to follow these native installation instructions.

Please note, unless you use distcc, it takes a long time to get a fully working system this way (About 3 days for xorg with fluxbox).