This is just to describe the experiences of installing the Maemo SDK on Ubuntu.

1. Install the scratchbox 1.0

  1. Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list and add:
    • deb ./
      and optional:
      deb sarge main
      deb-src sarge main
  2. Install the following packages (development included):
    • sudo aptitude install scratchbox-core scratchbox-libs scratchbox-devkit-debian\
        scratchbox-devkit-perl scratchbox-devkit-doctools scratchbox-toolchain-arm-gcc3.3-glibc2.3\
        scratchbox-toolchain-i686-gcc3.3-glibc2.3 scratchbox-toolchain-arm-gcc4.01-glibc2.3 scratchbox-devkit-cputransp
  3. It will install:
    • The following NEW packages will be installed:  scratchbox-core scratchbox-devkit-debian
        scratchbox-devkit-doctools  scratchbox-devkit-perl scratchbox-libs  scratchbox-toolchain-arm-gcc3.3-glibc2.3
        scratchbox-toolchain-i686-gcc3.3-glibc2.3 scratchbox-toolchain-arm-gcc4.01-glibc2.3 scratchbox-devkit-cputransp
  4. Create the user:
    •    sudo sb-adduser usernam
  5. Before you login to the scratchbox, make sure you correct the nsswitch.conf issue that will block you from getting the apt-get working. The way to do it is to edit from the file /scratchbox/etc/nsswitch.conf and make sure that the line with hosts looks like this:
    •    hosts:          files dns
  6. We might need to install the libgtk2.0-dev which will install also:
    •    The following NEW packages will be installed:
         apt-utils binutils coreutils cpp cpp-3.3 debconf debconf-i18n
         debconf-utils debianutils defoma file fontconfig gcc gcc-3.3
         hicolor-icon-theme libacl1 libatk1.0-0 libatk1.0-data libatk1.0-dev
         libattr1 libc6-dev libdb4.2 libexpat1 libexpat1-dev libfontconfig1
         libfontconfig1-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libft-perl libgdbm3
         libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-data libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin
         libgtk2.0-common libgtk2.0-dev libjpeg62 liblocale-gettext-perl libmagic1
         libnewt0.51 libpango1.0-0 libpango1.0-common libpango1.0-dev libpng12-0
         libpopt0 libtext-charwidth-perl libtext-iconv-perl libtext-wrapi18n-perl
         libtiff4 libttf2 libx11-6 libx11-dev libxcursor1 libxext-dev libxext6
         libxft-dev libxft2 libxi-dev libxi6 libxrandr2 libxrender-dev libxrender1
         libxv-dev libxv1 linux-kernel-headers perl perl-base perl-doc
         perl-modules pkg-config render-dev slang1a-utf8 ttf-bitstream-vera ucf
         whiptail x-dev x-ttcidfont-conf xfree86-common xlibs-data
         xlibs-static-dev xutils zlib1g zlib1g-dev
  7. Login to scratchbox:
    •    /scratchbox/login
  8. Create your target as described (need more updates here)
  9. Edit your scratchbox target /etc/resolv.conf to be identical with the system /etc/resolv.conf
  10. For maemo 3.0 you will also need to install on your system the following packages:
    •    sudo aptitude install scratchbox-toolchain-cs2005q3.2-glibc-arm scratchbox-toolchain-cs2005q3.2-glibc-i386
  11. Download on your system the file

  12. Run the file on your system (not on the target):
    •    bash ./
  13. After you install everything you login on the scratchbox as instructed at the end (i.e., sb-conf select SDK_ARMEL, sb-conf select SDK_X86). Install the extras with:
    •    fakeroot apt-get install maemo-explicit
    • which will result in:
        Recommended packages:
        The following NEW packages will be installed:
        hildon-control-panel-navigatorapplet hildon-input-method hildon-input-method-l10n-engb hildon-input-method-l10n-mr1 id3search
        ke-recv-l10n-engb ke-recv-l10n-mr1 libconbtui0 libcontact-importexport libhildon-input-method-framework-sdk2
        libhildon-input-method-plugins-sdk-western libhildon-input-method-ui-sdk2 libimengines3 libmetalayer0 libmissioncontrol libmissioncontrol-dev
        libogs1.2-1 libosso-abook libosso-abook-dev libosso-certman1 libosso-filemanager-interface libosso-rtcom libosso-rtcom-utils
        libosso-video-invitation maemo-explicit maemo-select-menu-location mission-control mission-control-filters osso-addressbook
        osso-addressbook-l10n-engb osso-addressbook-l10n-mr1 osso-applet-certman osso-applet-tasknavigator-l10n-engb
        osso-applet-tasknavigator-l10n-mr1 osso-chat-ui-l10n-engb osso-chat-ui-l10n-mr1 osso-contact-plugin osso-contact-plugin-l10n-engb
        osso-contact-plugin-l10n-mr1 osso-help-ui osso-speeddial osso-video-invitation-l10n-engb osso-video-invitation-l10n-mr1
  14. Install also the xephire on the system (not on target):
    • aptitude install xserver-xephyr
  15. Launch the Xephyr as DISPLAY 2 in the system (outside scratchbox):
    • Xephyr :2 -host-cursor -screen 800x480x16 -dpi 96 -ac
  16. Goto your scratchbox target (ARMEL) and login and set the environment variable for DISPLAY:
    • export DISPLAY=:2
  17. Launch the UI framework (from the target):
    • start
  18. The end.


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MaemoOnUbuntu/howto (last edited 2008-08-06 17:00:50 by localhost)