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Ubuntu Edgy: Update git-1.4.x to 1.5.x!

With old git-1.4.x, fetching uboot does not work: Use 1.5.x:

NOTE: package uboot-gta01-1.2.0+svnnow-r4_14da5f7675bbb427c469e3f45006e027b6e21db9_0_1811: task do_fetch: started
fatal: corrupted pack file .git/objects/pack/pack-a146bcbc18f4826d6bf2a7f63be5dd77bbb5b2f5.pack

Fails on a 32bit machine - try again without ccache?

/bin/sh ./libtool --mode=compile     ccache     gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I.... -W... -O2 -c -o libbfd.lo build/tmp/work/armv4t-linux/binutils-cross-2.17-r0/binutils-2.17/bfd/libbfd.c
ccache gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I... -W... -O2 -c  /usr/local/oe/build/tmp/work/armv4t-linux/binutils-cross-2.17-r0/binutils-2.17/bfd/libbfd.c -o   t shift count >= width of type
make[5]: *** [libbfd.lo] Error 1

Any insight here? --Adam 23:10, 15 May 2007 (CEST)

Try without ccache (did you get it compiled meanwhile or can we remove this?) --BernhardKaindl 23:05, 19 September 2007 (CEST)

Building on Fedora Core 6

Install stuff needed for OpenMoko:

 # yum install python m4 make wget curl ftp cvs monotone subversion \
   tar bzip2 gzip unzip python-psyco ccache perl texinfo texi2html \
   diffstat openjade docbook-style-dsssl docbook-style-xsl docbook-dtds \
   docbook-utils sed bison bc glibc-devel gcc binutils pcre pcre-devel git \
   quilt groff linuxdoc-tools patch compat-gcc-34 lynx netpbm

(notice compat-gcc-34 wich was needed for FC6 (gcc 4 installed), and lynx which is needed by qemu (no fallback to wget, curl, or links at the moment and no check for it, resulting in strange "sleep" errors when trying to build without lynx).

Build it:

 $ make setup
 $ make openmoko-devel-image
 $ make update-makefile && make update && make setup && make openmoko-devel-image

I have also done a

 $ unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH; make update-makefile && nice  make update && nice make setup && nice make all

(This takes several hours)

Build qemu:

 $ make qemu

Run it:

 # echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq
 $ make run-qemu

This will bring up the OpenMoko :) Use SPACE for AUX and ENTER for POWER. Not quite the same as holding a Neo1973 in your hands I would guess, but this is the best we can do for now. Thanks!

Building on Ubuntu Feisty

MokoMakefile requires more than 512 MB of RAM + Swap space (around 1GB?).

If you need swap, please check that its size under Feisty is not null!

Bug #105490 describes the current issue and offers a workaround (23 Jul 07).

Fails trying to build bluez-utils

on Gentoo Linux, it fails compiling bluez-utils (I've tried also "make clean-package-bluez-utils" before the following command)

do a "make build-package-libusb; make clean-package-bluez-utils" and it should continue (the bluez-utils .bb is missing the libusb dependency)

openSUSE 10.1 and 10.2 workarounds

ltrace package fails to build with error:

checking for pid_t... yes
checking for getopt... yes
checking for getopt_long... yes
checking gelf.h usability... no
checking gelf.h presence... no
checking for gelf.h... no
configure: error: ***** gelf.h not found *****
FATAL: oe_runconf failed

FIX: edit /home/moko/build/tmp/work/armv4t-linux/ltrace-0.4-r0/ltrace-0.4/ at line 44: remove the following block:

for path in /usr/include/elfutils /usr/local/include/elfutils \
       /usr/include/libelf /usr/local/include/libelf; do
   if test -f ${path}/gelf.h; then
       CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -I ${path}"

( it adds /usr/include/elfutils to path, which causes cross-compile badness error )

QEMU build fails to compile USB code

/usr/include/linux/usbdevice_fs.h:116: error: variable or field `__user' declared void
/usr/include/linux/usbdevice_fs.h:116: error: syntax error before '*' token
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c: In function `usb_host_handle_control':
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:103: error: invalid application of `sizeof' to incomplete type `usbdevfs_ctrltran
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c: In function `usb_host_handle_data':
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:120: error: storage size of 'bt' isn't known
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:132: error: invalid application of `sizeof' to incomplete type `usbdevfs_bulktran
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:120: warning: unused variable `bt'
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c: In function `usb_host_device_open':
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:199: error: storage size of 'ctrl' isn't known
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:202: error: invalid application of `sizeof' to incomplete type `usbdevfs_ioctl'
/home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c:199: warning: unused variable `ctrl'
make[2]: *** [usb-linux.o] Error 1

FIX: edit /home/moko/openmoko/trunk/src/host/qemu-neo1973/usb-linux.c at line 29 add the following (before #include <linux/usbdevice_fs.h>)

#include <linux/compiler.h>

hint: there is a copy of the file in /home/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/qemu-native-0.9.0+cvs20070613-r5/qemu/usb-linux.c


Cannot satisfy fstests

  make openmoko-devel-image
| Collected errors:
| ERROR: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for task-openmoko-debug:
|        fstests
NOTE: Task failed: /no-backup/Moko/build/tmp/work/fic-gta01-linux/openmoko-devel-image-1.0-r0/temp/log.do_rootfs.25036
NOTE: package openmoko-devel-image-1.0-r0: task do_rootfs: failed
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting

Failed on debian etch 2007-07-20 Solution from mailing list post from hardskinone, report of an irc chat

I got help in IRC channel. I do following steps
     * remove fstest from oe/packages/tasks/ ,
     * increase PR field by one
     * make openmoko-devel-image

conflicting types for 'futimens'

if you encounter the following error:

| In file included from utimecmp.c:40:
| utimens.h:2: error: conflicting types for 'futimens'
| /usr/include/sys/stat.h:370: error: previous declaration of 'futimens' was here

a patch is needed because your glibc is too new. grab & enable the patch as follows

cd openembedded/packages/coreutils
mv coreutils_5.3.0.orig
cd -
cd openembedded/packages/coreutils/coreutils-5.3.0
cd -

Workaround for problems compiling mtd-utils

Change the line on openembedded/packages/mtd/ which reads:

SRC_URI = "git://;protocol=git;tag=master \


SRC_URI = "git://;protocol=git;tag=a6fa706fe9e7696b4b2045edf9698c3bac07e3e3 \

which forces the recipe to use an older revision (the one which worked last time I built the image on my computer).

Be sure to remember to undo the change later, or else you will not get any new changes to that package. --CesarB 04:48, 25 July 2007 (CEST)

Note: these patches should be updated - the lzo patch is included in the current version, so backing off to the previous version and repatching seems silly. I was able to make it through this part of the build by applying the remaining patches manually. --Ted Lemon 15:44, 29 July 2007 (CDT)

Monotone segfaulting on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn/PPC

If you are running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn on a PowerPC computer you will experience problems running monotone. To fix this issue you need to install monotone as well as the libboost packages from Gutsy. The easiest way to accomplish this is to add the gutsy repositories to your sources.list and change the preferences to look like this:

Package: *
Pin: release a=feisty
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: release a=gutsy
Pin-Priority: -100

Package: libc6 libc6-dev tzdata util-linux libgcc1 libstdc++6 monotone   
Pin: release a=gutsy
Pin-Priority: 800

Package: libboost-*
Pin: release a=gutsy
Pin-Priority: 800

After doing this install monotone in this way:

apt-get -t gutsy install monotone.

That should install monotone 0.35 with updated (and working) boost libraries.

Fails on ncurses install in Fedora 7 with a "tic -x" message

Adjust the following command to your system, then run it:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/home/moko/build/tmp/work/x86_64-linux/ncurses-native-5.4-r8/ncurses-5.4/lib

Then start make again and it should pick up where it left off.

You can get a list of potential paths to use with the following command from you main moko directory:

find . | grep libncurses

The basic problem is that it is linking against your main system libraries instead of the OpenEmbedded ones.

There's probably a cleaner way of handling this - please update this entry if you know it.

This has been fixed in Openembedded, see Openembedded Bug #2554 for further details.

uboot-gta01 fails to build

Changes in the GIT of U-Boot make the OpenMoko patches unapplyable. For the use of Revision cc3023b9f95d7ac959a764471a65001062aecf41 and everything will be fine for now.

Perl fails to build

After following every bit of advice I can find to 'make clean' and nuke the perl build directories, every build comes up with:

| make[1]: Entering directory `/src/openmoko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/perl-native-5.8.7-r3/perl-5.8.7'
| make[1]: *** No rule to make target `<command-line>', needed by `miniperlmain.o'.  Stop.
| make[1]: Leaving directory `/src/openmoko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/perl-native-5.8.7-r3/perl-5.8.7'
| FATAL: oe_runmake failed
NOTE: Task failed: /src/openmoko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/perl-native-5.8.7-r3/temp/log.do_compile.19531
NOTE: package perl-native-5.8.7-r3: task do_compile: failed

Solution turned out to be editing /src/openmoko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/perl-native-5.8.7-r3/perl-5.8.7/makedepend.SH and at line 169 change the regexp to eat references to "<command.line>" to catch what was leaking through.

Gettext fails to build

Gettext's build is broken unless you have emacs installed. Crazy though it seems. You will see an error like:

| WARNING: Warnings can be ignored. :-)
| if test "no" != no; then \
|         set x; \
|         list='po-mode.el po-compat.el'; for p in $list; do \
|           if test -f "$p"; then d=; else d="./"; fi; \
|           set x "$@" "$d$p"; shift; \
|         done; \
|         shift; \
|         EMACS="no" /bin/bash ../../config/elisp-comp "$@" || exit 1; \
| if test "no" != no; then \
|         set x; \
|         list='po-mode.el po-compat.el'; for p in $list; do \
|           if test -f "$p"; then d=; else d="./"; fi; \
|           set x "$@" "$d$p"; shift; \
|         done; \
|         shift; \
|         EMACS="no" /bin/bash ../../config/elisp-comp "$@" || exit 1; \
|       else : ; fi
| mv: cannot move `elc-temp' to `elc-stamp': No such file or directory
| make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1/gettext-tools/misc'
| make[5]: *** [elc-stamp] Error 1
| make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1/gettext-tools/misc'
| make[4]: *** [po-mode.elc] Error 2
| make[4]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
| make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1/gettext-tools/misc'
| make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
| make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1/gettext-tools'
| make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
| make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1/gettext-tools'
| make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
| make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/raster/moko/build/tmp/work/i686-linux/gettext-native-0.14.1-r5/gettext-0.14.1'
| FATAL: oe_runmake failed

The solution is simple - install emacs (example below for debian/ubuntu) and try again:

sudo apt-get install emacs
make clean-package-gettext-native-0.14.1-r5
make openmoko-devel-image                  

Fails compiling binutils-cross on Gentoo/AMD64 and openSUSE/x86_64

make setup works fine, but when running make openmoko-devel-image it fails with the following:

| make[4]: Entering directory `build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/binutils-2.18/build.x86_64-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty/testsuite'
| make[4]: Nothing to be done for `install'.
| make[4]: Leaving directory `build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/binutils-2.18/build.x86_64-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty/testsuite'
| make[3]: Leaving directory `build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/binutils-2.18/build.x86_64-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty'
| make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-target'.
| make[2]: Leaving directory `build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/binutils-2.18/build.x86_64-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi'
| make[1]: Leaving directory `build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/binutils-2.18/build.x86_64-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi'
| rmdir: build/tmp/cross//home/techiem2/Moko/build/tmp/cross/lib/gcc-lib: No such file or directory
| rmdir: build/tmp/cross//home/techiem2/Moko/build/tmp/cross/lib: No such file or directory
| rmdir: build/tmp/cross//home/techiem2/Moko/build/tmp/cross: No such file or directory
| mv: cannot stat `build/tmp/cross/lib/libiberty.a': No such file or directory
NOTE: Task failed: build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/binutils-cross-2.18-r0/temp/log.do_stage.9730
NOTE: package binutils-cross-2.18-r0: task do_populate_staging: failed
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting
NOTE: package binutils-cross-2.18: failed
ERROR: Build of openembedded/packages/binutils/ do_populate_staging failed
ERROR: Task 1641 (openembedded/packages/binutils/, do_populate_staging) failed
NOTE: Tasks Summary: Attempted 107 tasks of which 107 didn't need to be rerun and 1 failed.
ERROR: 'openembedded/packages/binutils/' failed
make: *** [openmoko-devel-image] Error 1

The final reason why the build cannot continue is:

mv: cannot stat `/home/techiem2/Moko/build/tmp/cross/lib/libiberty.a': No such file or directory

Likely, Gentoo/AMD64 uses lib64 instead of lib as the library directory for x86_64 libraries. It's l likey that may (or all?) AMD64 distributions do for their 64-bit binaries. At least on openSUSE-x86_64, the same happens.

At least on openSUSE-10.3 the missing libiberty.a was inatalled to build/tmp/cross/lib64/libiberty.a, which is clearly wrong.

After seeing this, I assumed that openmoko/openembedded was clearly not tested with lib64 build hosts and since that would mean that even if I'd fix that error, many others could follow, and as I was not interested to fix the lib64 bugs but rather wanted to see something running first, I decided to make openmoko/openembedded think that it was running on a normal 32-bit non-lib64 machine.

There are several ways to do that:

  • You install an IA32-Linux somewhere and use that for building:
    • Do a native install and dual-boot the IA32-linux (That's for dummies which do not know the other tricks)
    • Install IA32-Linux in a virtual machine (Quite some setup and has some overhead too)
  • you can install a 32-bit development system in to a chroot jail and compile there (also quite some setup and inconvinience)
  • Or you can install a 32-bit development system on the 64-bit host (suppored on openSUSE, should be possible with Gentoo/AMD64 too)

I decided to go for the last option - to install a 32-bit development environment and use that:

Building on SuSE Linux 10.3-AMD64

Install the following packages for the 32-bit C/C++ compiler target option -m32 to work and to compile what is needed

gcc-32bit libgcc42-32bit glibc-devel-32bit libstdc++-devel-32bit ncurses-devel-32bit zlib-devel-32bit (maybe also gtk2-devel-32bit)

The openSUSE 10.3-AMD64 has no libopenssl-devel-32bit, but you can install the 32-bit rpm from the i586 10.3 rpm tree:


For MokoMakefile to not fail on compiling qemu-user, you need to use gcc33:

rpm -Uhv {cpp,gcc}33-3.3.3-41.8.i586.rpm

Note these need to be the 32-bit cpp33 and gcc33 rpms as the 64-bit gcc33 rpms for openSUSE do not support the 32-bit target.

Then I used


In order to build moko with the personality of the system set to i686 (uname -m changes to i686):

cd ~/moko
linux32 su - $USERNAME

And set up gcc scripts which force the use of gcc-3.3 (it can only generate 32-bit assembly) for all compilation:

mkdir bin;cd bin
echo '/usr/bin/${0##*/}-3.3 -m32 "$@"'        >gcc
echo '/usr/bin/${0##*/} -m elf_i386 "$@"' >ld
echo '/usr/bin/${0##*/} --32 "$@"'        >gas
sed -i '1i#!/bin/sh' gcc gas ld
chmod 755 gcc gas ld
ln -s gcc cc 
ln -s gcc c++
ln -s gcc g++
ln -s gas as
echo PATH=\""$PWD":\$PATH\" >.setup-gcc-m32
cd -

Then set the path and test it:

source bin/.setup-gcc-m32
type gcc

It would be of course much better to fix the binutils build, maybe it's the only build which is broken because binutils may be a special package, going into the directory where it compiled and grepping for lib64 could help to find the bug.

More package requirements

On my system (Kubuntu 6.10) build failed with message "ERROR: QEMU requires SDL or Cocoa for graphical output" because package libsdl-image1.2-dev was missing. Use apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev to install. Additionally I had to install packages cvs and diffstat. I was also asked to install Psyco JIT Compiler (package python-psyco) to increase performance. Nevertheless make flash-qemu-local took some hours, but now I finally can get an impression of the phone that I am looking for! -- Nichtich 00:26, 20 September 2007 (CEST)

pango-directfb failed to build due to missing Glib 2.14.x

The latest(as of Sept. 25, 2007) build started to fail with the following error:

| checking for GLIB... no
| configure: error:
| *** Glib 2.14.0 or better is required. The latest version of
| *** Glib is always available from
| FATAL: oe_runconf failed
NOTE: Task failed:
NOTE: package pango-directfb-1.18.1-r0: task do_configure: failed
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting
NOTE: package pango-directfb-1.18.1: failed
ERROR: Build of /media/sdc1/moko/openembedded/packages/pango/\ do_configure failed

The Glib included in the build tree seems to be only 2.12.12, so looks like something is broken in term of dependency.

This had happened on both of Fedora 7 and Debian Etch. I am running the latest MokoMakefile with OM-2007.2. The funny thing is that the build had worked only couple nights ago. Any idea? I will update anything I find here and also on my blog(see my user profile). ttz Wed Sep 26 12:17:33 CDT 2007

pango-directfb had been removed from OE for now due to the report of it breaking builds like OpenMoko.

ttz Thu Oct 4 10:20:12 CDT 2007

uicmoc4 failes to compile

This is solved by installing libz-dev

Or, look at Bug #747

svn: REPORT request failed on '/repos/tasks/!svn/vcc/default'

 osiris$ make update
 Fetching external item into 'trunk/src/target/OM-2007.2/applications/openmoko-today2/libkoto'
 svn: REPORT request failed on '/repos/tasks/!svn/vcc/default'
 svn: REPORT of '/repos/tasks/!svn/vcc/default': 200 OK (
 make: *** [update-openmoko] Error 1
 osiris$ cd openmoko/trunk/src/target/OM-2007.2/applications/openmoko-today2//libkoto/
 osiris$ svn up -r HEAD
 svn: REPORT request failed on '/repos/tasks/!svn/vcc/default'
 svn: REPORT of '/repos/tasks/!svn/vcc/default': 200 OK (

Anyone know about this one? --Blackh 00:11, 12 October 2007 (CEST)

bootparam_prot.h fails to install in glibc-intermediate-2.5 package (Debian sid)

 | install: cannot stat
   No such file or directory
 NOTE: Task failed: /home/blackh/src/openmoko/moko/build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/

For some reason, on Debian, the rpcgen command needs "-Y /usr/bin" added to the end of it or it won't work ("cannot find any C preprocessor (cpp)"). This can be fixed by hand...

cd /home/blackh/src/openmoko/moko/build/tmp/work/armv4t-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/
for f in *.x ; do rpcgen -h $f -o ${f%%.x}.h -Y /usr/bin ; done

This command will generate the right files and you can resume the build with

make openmoko-devel-image

Here is a better fix - put this script, calling it rpcgen, somewhere in your PATH before /usr/bin:

 exec /usr/bin/rpcgen -Y /usr/bin "$@"

--Blackh 05:17, 12 October 2007 (CEST)