Dec 2 2004, 09:18 AM
Hello there ppl,
I am new at using Zaurus, got a brand new sl-6000l and trying to figure out how it works.
I had previously a ipaq 3950, so I am pretty much familiar with handhelds. The first thing I did was trying to install software I packaged for familiar linux on ipaq using ipkg on my zaurus. I was expecting this to work out of the box. I tried to install an ipackage that I packaged myself and it did not work. When I go in the package install directory and click on my package, nothing happens. Then I tried to do the same with a package that I downloaded from www.handhelds.org and again it did not work. This is kinda surprising, can anyone tell me what is going on?
Another question is: I tried to go to the mailing lists on this site but the mailing lists home pages do not exist anymore..... anyone can explain me where I can find such useful resources?
Thx a lot
Dec 2 2004, 11:13 AM
I'm relatively new to the SL-6000L and therefore not an expert myself, however I'm afraid that your Familiar ipkg will not work. Most of the "ipk" for the SL-5600 and SL-C7/8xx series will work on the SL-6000L, but anything else I believe has to be recompiled to run on the standard Sharp ROM, which at this time I think is the only ROM officially available for the SL-6000L.
As time goes by I guess more ROMs will be available for the SL-6000L, just like there are several already for the clamshell models, the SL-C7/8xx.
Once that happen you could flash your SL-6000L with one of them, just like you did with Familiar on the iPAQ, if you need functionalities not included in the stock ROM.
There is another thread in this news group from another user who has been able to run a "regular" Debian distribution on top of the Sharp ROM, if you are interested.
Good luck with your new Z, it is a little, amazing machine. I have owned if for a month and I couldn't be happier.
Dec 2 2004, 11:46 AM
Just for the records, OZ 3.5.2 has support for SL6000.
Dec 3 2004, 03:31 AM
I understand that my Familiar packages will not work, now, what do I have to do?
I guess that I need a cross-compiler for Zaurus, can anyone point me to a working version?
Do I need a version of ipkg packaging tool for Zaurus or the one that I get at handhelds is fine?
Dec 3 2004, 04:02 AM
The Sharp version of ipkg doesn't handle ar type ipks (for some reason known only to themselves), the familiar/OZ one does (as well as the tar.gz ones which the Sharp version uses).
As Mickeyl said, OZ is running on the SL6000 (familiar is also now being built with the same build system as OZ - see openembedded.org), the more testers/developers the better.
Dec 3 2004, 06:13 AM
So, do I need to compile my code using a Zaurus-specific cross-compiler and package it using a Zaurus -specific version of ipkg-build?
Or I can use a ARM cross-compiler to compile the code and package it using a Zaurus specific version of ipkg-build?
Or I can compile my code using a Zaurus-specific cross-compiler and package it using the Familiar ipkg-build?
And in all cases, where can I find the appropriate tools?
Thx you guys
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