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> Oe Builder Vmware Player Image, output snapshot builds now available!
ironstorm
post Dec 5 2005, 12:02 PM
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OE Builder VMware image is a Ubuntu VMware disk image preconfigured to build OE distributions. It is intended to drastically simplify the compiling of OE distros to running 2 shell scripts and waiting for the build to complete.

Start the VM, login as oe/oe, run ~/oe-configure.sh and then ~/start-opie-image-build.sh to build an opie-image.

This release is designed to run on the free [beer] VMware Player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/), requires 256MB dedicated to the VM, and about 10GB of disk space to complete a build of opie-image. Building is time consuming (8+hrs on a fast PC) and should be checked on from time to time...

The set-up assumes it will be running on a Windows host, however with QEMU installed (for QEMU-img tool used to create vmdk) it should be easy enough to get it started under a Linux host.

Image Logon/Password is oe/oe

Download:
http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl/OE/vmware-image/ See the release fixes section!

Screenshots:

Attached File  screen_shot_oe_distro.png ( 22.63K ) Number of downloads: 335
Attached File  screen_shot_oe_machine.png ( 22.23K ) Number of downloads: 244


Release Fixes:
* Unzip the file Attached File  oebuilder_scripts_20051209.tar.gz ( 8.53K ) Number of downloads: 92
in your oe home directory, this will update the scripts to fix the partition detection problem and also the problem with stale OE.db data (bug #498)

* Some packages didn't get installed, this fixes that problem when oe-configure runs... you need to give the bold answers
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Checking for required Debian Packages ...
Password: oe
Reading package lists... Done

--OUTPUT CUT--

Score is 47

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] n

--OUTPUT CUT--

Score is -1089

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] y

--OUTPUT CUT--

Need to get 20.3MB of archives. After unpacking 54.0MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
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ironstorm
post Dec 6 2005, 08:51 PM
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An untested OZ3.5.4 Collie Kernel / Root FS Image built using this VM has been posted here:
Dec 5 builds
http://www.northern.ca/projects/oebuilder/...51205064650.bin
http://www.northern.ca/projects/oebuilder/...50.rootfs.jffs2

(there is also around 85MB of packages which have not been posted)

UPDATE: Dec 9 builds -- fixed bug #498
http://www.northern.ca/projects/oebuilder/...51208061539.bin
http://www.northern.ca/projects/oebuilder/...39.rootfs.jffs2

Just tested the Dec 9 Build and CardMgr works again, network time works... looking good.

Cheers,

-G
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LeTic
post Dec 12 2005, 08:10 AM
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Hi Ironstorm,

Nice idea !! I tried the VMware image in VMware player under Linux (I know I could run it native but I don't want to make a mess on my work system, especially as it needs a empty partition). The image works fine after replacing the scripts and using your small tutorial. Some crashes (mostly due to VMware player instability I guess) trahed the vmdk and I had to recover clean hard disks from the archive.

When running the ./oe-configure.sh script, it manages to connect to http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl to download the metadata but usually stop after 5 or 7 % (sometime less).

I tested the network from the image and it seems to be working fine (manage to do apt-get update/upgrade). So I guess there must be some bandwidth issue with the server...

Too bad sad.gif

I will try later if the connection is more stable

Thanks for your contribution
This is really a great idea !

Keep up the good work !
LeTic
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post Dec 12 2005, 08:18 AM
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QUOTE(LeTic @ Dec 12 2005, 04:10 PM)
When running the ./oe-configure.sh script, it manages to connect to http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl to download the metadata but usually stop after 5 or 7 % (sometime less).
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ironstorm
post Dec 14 2005, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE(LeTic @ Dec 12 2005, 08:10 AM)
When running the ./oe-configure.sh script, it manages to connect to http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl to download the metadata but usually stop after 5 or 7 % (sometime less).
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Hi LeTic,

Sorry to hear that the VM crashes under Linux (I imagine it will get better over time), with regard to the problem with the OE.db server, you might try koen's suggestion or alternatively you could try downloading the OE.db.bz2 file from http://ewi546.ewi.utwente.nl/OE/?C=M;O=D with a something other then wget (i.e. curl, links, lynx, ncftp) to see if that helps... once you get the file drop it into ~/oe-build/ (make sure oe-build is mounted first), the bunzip2 it, and restart ~/refresh-toolchain.sh ...

The script should pick up the DB file and do pull to refresh any newer changes. Then you should be ready to build.

Cheers,

-G
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macmanx
post Feb 23 2006, 11:16 AM
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Hello Ironstorm,

I found this a week a go and tryed to get it up and running.
It failed to start as monotone 0.25 is used on the latest OE.db, I couldn't manage it to build it from source as a package for ubuntu is missing. Are there any plans to update the image with the latest changes ??

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macmanx
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