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> Pocket[workstation|debian], To chroot or not to chroot?
acpkendo
post Jun 3 2005, 12:52 PM
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I've recently become interested in X/Qt and running X apps on the Z in general. Looking over this thread, I have two questions:

1) When people are saying "PocketDebian," do they actually mean "PocketWorkstation"?

2) Is there any reason/advantage to use a chroot environment (such as the one provided by PocketWorkstation) to install Debian ARM packages? Is it a "bad idea" to install this sort of thing directly using apt-get (which is present in the OZ 3.5.3 feed)? Is it because of the need to install everything on the SD card?
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post Jun 3 2005, 01:30 PM
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1, yes

2. If you can make OZ match the deb dependencies and you get your paths setup right (maybe make /usr and /home on sd partitions?) It sounds like a great idea. If you can make it work, the OZ -server is going to be a lot fatser than XQT, I think.

basically the chroot system is easier to get going (I don't know if the OZ thing can work) and easier to manage.

You might consider using an x server (oz or pdax) and chrooting--would be snappier than xqt, I think--though you'd lose your qtopia
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post Jun 6 2005, 07:51 AM
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Should have added:

1) I'm using a 5500--pdaxrom (AFAIK) is out, although there is supposedly a test version of the ROM out for collie somewhere

2) I'd like to keep Opie for PIM, hence the preference for X/Qt.

3) I was thinking of fiddling around with unionfs, so that Debian/X apps installed to SD would appear in the directories under <root >. I'm surprised that the OZ developers aren't using this already, although I imagine that since ipkg-link works so well there's no reason to. . .
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