[Tinkerphones] [Gta04-owner] QtMoko2 again...
H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at goldelico.com
Thu Oct 26 07:05:10 CEST 2017
> Am 25.10.2017 um 19:32 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk>:
> Quoting H. Nikolaus Schaller (2017-10-25 17:44:50)
>> Back to the original problem: I had not expected that there is a need
>> for a configure-make-install. Since we are fully Debian.
> How do you mean configure-build-install isn't needed? QtMoko is compiled
> code, so will need to be compiled.
But you shouldn't have to to type configure & make to start the
dpkg-buildpackage wrapped by a makefile.
The dpkg-buildpackage of course must do a configure & make for the source
tree, but hide that from the user.
IMHO, something is done here upside down.
My initial mistake was to assume that I can directly call dpkg-buildpackage
after unpacking the source tree. It turned out that this does not work.
At least not without modifications.
>> It should even be possible to use apt-source -b - if we have proper
>> source packages. So it looks as if the build architecture of QtMoko is
>> upside down...
>> Maybe it is historical since this is still Squeeze and Wheezy code and
>> multiarch wasn't complete back then. On Jessie or Stretch I think it
>> could be much simpler if the debian/rules are updated.
> I believe the reason QtMoko build routines fit badly with Debian style
> of packaging is that it does not use existing shared Qt libraries but
> instead embeds its own fork of Qt optimized for embedded devices:
It could be a renowned Debian citizen if it would not embed it but just
package and provide the special QtE libraries and then just use the -dev
version for dpkg-building the launcher, dialer, etc. This is what Josua
is working on:
> ...but I am a bit puzzled here: I seem to recall you reminding me of
> that (after Debian developer Paul Wise initially explained it to me, and
> helped me install QtMoko on one of my GTA02 devices - which I didn't use
> much because I wanted a *Debian* environment not a "bastard" like that).
Me too :)
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