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> About To Set Up Oe... Maybe, Dev environment set up for Intel Mac
post Apr 21 2009, 07:28 AM
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I want to set up a Zaurus dev environment on my Intel Mac (10.5, Leopard).
I need to target the Sharp ROM and would prefer to be able to target any distribution.

OE seems like a good solution but the instructions on the OE website say that
few people (if any) have set it up for Mac. I am new to Mac and I am not a Linux wizard;
I can't afford to spend a long time fixing problems but I'm willing to give it a go if
the problems are small.

Is OE the way or should I be looking at another method ?

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post Apr 21 2009, 10:49 AM
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I'm not sure of any other method to build a Zaurus OS. I never got PdaXrom's builder to work (both the old one and the new).

I'd say that if you're new to both Linux and Mac, attempting something that others haven't done yet is a poor idea. I'd also advise simply making a Linux partition/VM and using OE/BitBake from that. Note that you'll need a fair amount of space for the temp build files/packages/OE data/whatever. I ran out of space on a 10GB partition, but that was a while ago, and I believe they've reduced the space somewhat since then.

I think that OE has Sharp ROM-compatible settings, but I haven't tried them, so YMMV.

OE definitely can't target all distributions. Things might work on distros other than Angstrom, but it's not guaranteed.

Anyway, I hope that answers your questions.
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