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Revision as of 14:48, 10 April 2009

Howto create an OpenWrt image for the FreeRunner

First you have to create a svn checkout of the OpenWrt base system

svn co svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk openwrt

The command will fetch the OpenWrt base system and put it into the openwrt subfolder of your current working directory. From now on this HOWTO assumes that your working direcory will be the newly created openwrt folder. (`cd openwrt`)

Although this is sufficient enough to build an image for the freerunner you will not be able to build a lot of packages useful on your phone. Those packages are in extra feeds. To enable those feeds

cp feeds.conf.default feeds.conf

Then edit your feeds.conf and enable the efl (for enlightenment) and phone (for fso, paroli, ...) feeds, by removing the '#' at the beginning of these lines, so that it might look like:

src-svn packages svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/packages
src-svn xwrt http://x-wrt.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/package
src-svn luci http://svn.luci.subsignal.org/luci/branches/luci-0.8/contrib/package
src-svn phone svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/phone
src-svn efl svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/efl
src-svn desktop svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/desktop
#src-svn xfce svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/xfce

Please mind that this config does not define what packages will be compiled - it just defines which package-descriptions (OpenWrt-Makefiles) will be fetched which will be listed within the menuconfig later.

After that update your feeds to download the OpenWrt-Makefiles of these packages and provide (install) them

scripts/feeds update -a
scripts/feeds install -a

Now you'll have to select the target platform for the freerunner. Run

make menuconfig

and select s3c24xx as the Target System. As Target Profile you have to choice between

  • gta02-full. This is the one you probably want since it has enlightenment and paroli preselected.
  • gta02-mini. This profile contains only the basic OpenWrt packages, so you'll only get a shell and some commandline utils.

You now can also select additional packages you want to be installed in your image. Make sure you select as build in [*] else [M] you'll only get the packages but they will not be in the image, but can be installed later on.

You maybe also want to change the IP address under which the freerunner will be reachable. To do so select "[*] Image configuration". In its submenu you can change the images network configuration.

Per default OpenWrt is using the uclibc as libc implementation. You can use another libc (e.g. the glibc) by changing that via "[*] Advanced configuration options (for developers)" -> "--- Toolchain Options" -> "LIBC implementation".


Currently to get the EFL (enlightenment and its libraries) compiled within OpenWrt you need to have recent executables of <eet> and <edje_cc> preinstalled on your host-system. This is just a temporary solution and will be changed soon. Common packages which distribute these binaries are named <edje> and <eet>. If your distribution doesn't provide any recent e17 packages you can use File:Openwrt build efl host tools.sh to fetch and build the required tools from e17 svn. Remember to execute `ldconfig` if you have installed e17 tools in "/usr/local".

Warning: Openwrt_build_efl_host_tools.sh script doesn't halt on error, please check all build process.

Tips for Debian Lenny users: Install following packages before e17 buiding script : libjpeg62-dev libfreetype6-dev x11proto-xext-dev libxext-dev libpng12-dev


If your done configuring the image you can build it by just running

make

Warning: OpenWrt build system may use subversion and git to retrieve some external sources. Make sure theses tools are already installed.

Warning: To compile "gsm0710muxd", you need to have `dbus-binding-tool` on host. (for Debian Lenny users : libdbus-glib-1-dev)


This will now take some time. Please make sure you have enough free space left (~4 GB for full-profile). Instead you can use "make V=99" to get debug output to see what's going on / went wrong.

When the build process is finished you will find a rootfs (openwrt-s3c24xx-2.6-root.jffs2-128k) and a kernel image (openwrt-s3c24xx-2.6-uImage) in the bin/ subfolder of your openwrt installation, which can be installed on your freerunner with the dfu util as normal.

After flashing both images, reboot your phone and depending on what packages were built into the image (=you've selected) you might be able to initiate / receive phonecalls with your Freerunner running OpenWrt :)

You can also reach the freerunner over usb network via telnet. SSH is also available after you have set up password for the root account (Run `passwd` in a telnet session).

Congratulations!

Please help us making this site better! Give feedback on the mailinglist (Openmoko as well as OpenWrt), change this site, file bug-reports or just tell us how much you love OpenWrt ;)

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Howto create an OpenWrt image for the FreeRunner

First you have to create a svn checkout of the OpenWrt base system

svn co svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk openwrt

The command will fetch the OpenWrt base system and put it into the openwrt subfolder of your current working directory. From now on this HOWTO assumes that your working direcory will be the newly created openwrt folder. (`cd openwrt`)

Although this is sufficient enough to build an image for the freerunner you will not be able to build a lot of packages useful on your phone. Those packages are in extra feeds. To enable those feeds

cp feeds.conf.default feeds.conf

Then edit your feeds.conf and enable the efl (for enlightenment) and phone (for fso, paroli, ...) feeds, by removing the '#' at the beginning of these lines, so that it might look like:

src-svn packages svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/packages
src-svn xwrt http://x-wrt.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/package
src-svn luci http://svn.luci.subsignal.org/luci/branches/luci-0.8/contrib/package
src-svn phone svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/phone
src-svn efl svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/efl
src-svn desktop svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/desktop
#src-svn xfce svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/feeds/xfce

Please mind that this config does not define what packages will be compiled - it just defines which package-descriptions (OpenWrt-Makefiles) will be fetched which will be listed within the menuconfig later.

After that update your feeds to download the OpenWrt-Makefiles of these packages and provide (install) them

scripts/feeds update -a
scripts/feeds install -a

Now you'll have to select the target platform for the freerunner. Run

make menuconfig

and select s3c24xx as the Target System. As Target Profile you have to choice between

  • gta02-full. This is the one you probably want since it has enlightenment and paroli preselected.
  • gta02-mini. This profile contains only the basic OpenWrt packages, so you'll only get a shell and some commandline utils.

You now can also select additional packages you want to be installed in your image. Make sure you select as build in [*] else [M] you'll only get the packages but they will not be in the image, but can be installed later on.

You maybe also want to change the IP address under which the freerunner will be reachable. To do so select "[*] Image configuration". In its submenu you can change the images network configuration.

Per default OpenWrt is using the uclibc as libc implementation. You can use another libc (e.g. the glibc) by changing that via "[*] Advanced configuration options (for developers)" -> "--- Toolchain Options" -> "LIBC implementation".


Currently to get the EFL (enlightenment and its libraries) compiled within OpenWrt you need to have recent executables of <eet> and <edje_cc> preinstalled on your host-system. This is just a temporary solution and will be changed soon. Common packages which distribute these binaries are named <edje> and <eet>. If your distribution doesn't provide any recent e17 packages you can use File:Openwrt build efl host tools.sh to fetch and build the required tools from e17 svn. Remember to execute `ldconfig` if you have installed e17 tools in "/usr/local".

Warning: Openwrt_build_efl_host_tools.sh script doesn't halt on error, please check all build process.

Tips for Debian Lenny users: Install following packages before e17 buiding script : libjpeg62-dev libfreetype6-dev x11proto-xext-dev libxext-dev libpng12-dev


If your done configuring the image you can build it by just running

make

Warning: OpenWrt build system may use subversion and git to retrieve some external sources. Make sure theses tools are already installed.

This will now take some time. Please make sure you have enough free space left (~4 GB for full-profile). Instead you can use "make V=99" to get debug output to see what's going on / went wrong.

When the build process is finished you will find a rootfs (openwrt-s3c24xx-2.6-root.jffs2-128k) and a kernel image (openwrt-s3c24xx-2.6-uImage) in the bin/ subfolder of your openwrt installation, which can be installed on your freerunner with the dfu util as normal.

After flashing both images, reboot your phone and depending on what packages were built into the image (=you've selected) you might be able to initiate / receive phonecalls with your Freerunner running OpenWrt :)

You can also reach the freerunner over usb network via telnet. SSH is also available after you have set up password for the root account (Run `passwd` in a telnet session).

Congratulations!

Please help us making this site better! Give feedback on the mailinglist (Openmoko as well as OpenWrt), change this site, file bug-reports or just tell us how much you love OpenWrt ;)