[Gta04-owner] State of the wheezy/armhf art?

Neil Jerram neil at ossau.homelinux.net
Thu Dec 13 20:02:42 CET 2012

Gilles Filippini <gilles.filippini at free.fr> writes:

> Neil Jerram a écrit , Le 13/12/2012 10:18:
>> Thanks.  I think I'll need to be able to build future changes for
>> myself, so I'll try Gilles' approach again.  I see that that's now using
>> gcc 4.6 instead of 4.7; perhaps that's enough to avoid the problems I
>> saw before with installing a toolchain in the chroot.
> I've used gcc-4.7 for my last builds and they have been successful so far.

Well my build, using whatever it is that the pdebuild-cross config in
Radek's QtMoko git uses, has now completed successfully.  Hooray!

(I _think_ it was using gcc-4.6, but I'm not sure because the build
transcript includes lots of occurrences of both "gcc-4.6" and

I have one nit to report, and two follow on questions.  The nit is that
the build (i.e. the "CROSSARCH=armhf CROSSVERS=4.6 DIST=wheezy
QTMOKO_DEVICES=gta04 pdebuild-cross" invocation) appears to end with a
"find" that's looking for something outside the qtmoko codebase.  My
build transcript ends with:

dpkg-buildpackage: full upload (original source is included)
I: Copying back the cached apt archive contents
I: unmounting dev/pts filesystem
I: unmounting proc filesystem
I: cleaning the build env 
I: removing directory /var/lib/pdebuild-cross/build//22422 and its subdirectories
I: Current time: Thu Dec 13 12:48:59 GMT 2012
I: pbuilder-time-stamp: 1355402939
find: `../Freerunner/save2/2269ffe5-b2d9-4c78-be8b-ff33a8aa5aff/lost+found': Permission denied
find: `../Freerunner/save2/2269ffe5-b2d9-4c78-be8b-ff33a8aa5aff/Maps': Permission denied
find: `../Freerunner/save2/131f5c65-0860-4ea9-aa9a-1ebc197108b5/var/lib/polkit-1': Permission denied
find: `../Freerunner/save2/131f5c65-0860-4ea9-aa9a-1ebc197108b5/etc/polkit-1/localauthority': Permission denied
find: `../Freerunner/save2/131f5c65-0860-4ea9-aa9a-1ebc197108b5/lost+found': Permission denied
(several more pages of "Permission denied" errors)

That seems surprising.

My follow on questions are:

1. How can I now do an incremental build, if I've made a change that I
want to try out?

2. What's the best way for me to construct a rootfs to install the
QtMoko package in?  I could just follow Radek's instructions for this,
but I'm wondering if the build process might have already done most of
this for me.

Many thanks,

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