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Jorge L. Florit, 07/19/2013 03:49 PM


Development Environment

Get the needed software

First of all you should take a look on the system requirements:

In a Debian based distributions (like Ubuntu), a set of packages are needed, you should install them:

sudo aptitude install \
git subversion zlib1g-dev gawk flex unzip bzip2 gettext build-essential \
libncurses5-dev libncursesw5-dev binutils cpp psmisc docbook-to-man

And if your machine is x86_64 you will need 32 bit development files.
In Debian/Ubuntu:

sudo aptitude install gcc-multilib

In CentOS/Fedora/RHEL the packets:

gcc.i686, libgcc.i686, and glibc-devel.i686

Get the code and compile

  • [Recomended] Get the qMp firmware generator using git:
    git clone git://qmp.cat/qmpfw.git qmpfw
  • [Outdated] Or get the code using http:
    wget -c -q -O - "http://qmp.cat/gitrevision_download?project_id=7&rev=anonymous" | tar zxvf -
  • Then enter to source directory:
    cd qmpfw
  • [Advanced] Do a checkout specifying the branch:
    make .checkout_qmp QMP_GIT_BRANCH=branch_name

Example for testing branch:

make .checkout_qmp QMP_GIT_BRANCH=testing

  • And compile it specifying the target:
    make build T=alix

You can find available targets by executing:

make list_targets

If you have more than one core in your computer you can use J=N:

make build T=alix J=4

After that, you will find the images ready to install in your devices inside directory images/