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  • Steve
    Oct 31, 2010
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      The build of slugosbe-image (5.5_alpha BTW) completed with no errors. I haven't actually put it into a slug yet but thought it was worth a note.
      Thanks again for the assistance.

      --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com, Mike Westerhof <mwester@...> wrote:
      >
      > Harsh wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Thanks a bunch for the direction! Probably saved me a lot of pain in
      > > the process.
      > >
      > > I'll try and give it a go with the latest snapshot and tweak the OE
      > > build to see how it goes.
      > >
      > > -H
      > >
      > I just checked my autobuilder -- apparently it too is suffering from the
      > python "msg" problem. Looks like the OE folks now require at least
      > version 1.10 of bitbake. So, edit the Makefile, find the two lines that
      > reference bitbake 1.8 versions, and change them to 1.10 and 1.10.1
      > respectively. I'm not sure that SlugOS will build with this new
      > bitbake version, though.
      >
      > I'm not sure if this was an intentional change on the part of the OE
      > team; this happened in the past week and I don't recall seeing an
      > announcement from them. If it was intentional, we'll have to update the
      > master Makefile, I guess.
      >
      > -Mike
      >
      >
      > > --- On *Sun, 31/10/10, Mike Westerhof /<mwester@...>/* wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > From: Mike Westerhof <mwester@...>
      > > Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Cross-compile toolchain
      > > To: nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Sunday, 31 October, 2010, 12:00 AM
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Steve wrote:
      > > > Well... It appears that it is broken with a python global name
      > > 'msg' not defined. I 'updated' a previous build directory on
      > > Ubuntu 10.04 and managed to break it too. When it works, it is
      > > amazing but I suspect it lacks maintenance these days.
      > > >
      > >
      > > You'll need a build host who age matches the 5.3 SlugOS release --
      > > basically, the host tools (compilers, libraries, python, etc) have
      > > all
      > > changed in ways incompatible with the Openembedded build tools
      > > from that
      > > era.
      > >
      > > If you're using ubuntu, I'd go back to one of the 09.xx releases, or
      > > even the 08.xx releases (with no updates applied) and try that. For
      > > Fedora users, I would suggest something in the range of Fedora 9 to
      > > perhaps Fedora 11 might work.
      > >
      > > You *could* try to fix up the recipes and python libraries that
      > > make up
      > > the OE build tool -- cherry pick patches from the latest Openembedded
      > > GIT repo -- but the OE folks have dropped support for a lot of the
      > > cross-compilation tools we used with SlugOS 5.3, so that approach is
      > > unlikely to work very well. I can tell you that selecting a snapshot
      > > from last November of the OE build system will get you a SlugOS
      > > 5.4-alpha that worked very nicely indeed. In fact, if my job
      > > situation
      > > hadn't changed so dramatically last December, I would have released
      > > SlugOS 5.4-beta at the end of December... c'est la vie.
      > >
      > > -Mike (mwester)
      > >
      > > > Steve
      > > >
      > > > --- In nslu2-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > > </mc/compose?to=nslu2-linux%40yahoogroups.com>, Harsh
      > > <harshbaste@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >> Hello,
      > > >>
      > > >> I'm looking for instructions on how to setup a cross-compile
      > > toolchain for the NSLU2 for SlugOS 5.3 BE. I'm running Ubuntu
      > > 10.10 on my PC and found native compiling too painful to use so
      > > decided with this instead, but cant find much recent info on it.
      > > Any help would be appreciated.
      > > >>
      > > >> Thanks,
      > > >> H
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > >
      >
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