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Gentoo For Zaurus 0.2 available
« on: January 12, 2004, 07:54:45 am »
Gentoo For Zaurus 0.2 Release Notes
There are many changes on this version of Gentoo For Zaurus. We have been working on reaching a stable environment where most packages can be compiled and installed easily.

One important addition is the ability to generate standard ipk packages for use in other zaurus environments, so the complete steps involved in the generation of a package would be:

  1.- \"emerge -B package\": This downloads the sources from Internet, compiles the source for zaurus and generates the package in /usr/portage/packages/All/package.tbz2.

  2.- \"tbz2ipk /usr/portage/packages/All/package.tbz2\": This converts package.tbz2 to package.ipk

There are some compiled packages for zaurus in This list will grow. If you compile a package and works, please send me a note (fmonera at opensistemas dot com) so I can upload it to the main site.

There was a bug in the last release of zgcc-3.3.1 crosscompiler which is fixed now. If you want to help zaurus native compiler with a crosscompiler on the main PC, please, download the corrected tarball ( which size must be 31Mb.

The tarball is big (130 Mb). I hope it will not grow again in future releases. The size is a lesser problem because the complete environment is outside the zaurus filesystem (mounted over nfs). I hope to put all the environment over rsync so in future releases only the differences will be downloaded.

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Gentoo For Zaurus 0.2 available
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2004, 08:02:23 am »
the g for z environment is a great tool to help produce quality ipks for the cacko rom... at this time, given the nature of g for z, its not really pheasible as a total environment replacement... its just a shell right now. But I\'ve had success compiling a number of packages for the environment.. and with time and stabilization, I\'m sure it\'ll only get better

great work lekter!
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