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Old 02-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Slackware on Pandaboard


I am very happy to announce that today I succeeded to install full Slackware ARM on the pandaboard:

http://pandaboard.org

I did the following:
* sd with 2 partitions, one (vfat) for bootloaders (MLO, u-boot.bin) and uImage and the other one (ext2) for minirootfs
* copy xloader (MLO), uboot and uImage from Angstrom distro on the first partition
* copy Slackware ARM minirootfs on the second partition with Angstrom modules in the usual path (/lib/modules/...)
* boot in ARMedslack
* install all the others packages via NFS

I had to make some changes to configuration files as indicated here:
http://giovanni.wordpress.com/pandaboard/

The next step is to build a kernel and modules for omap4 by myself and use them instead of the Angstrom ones.

One question: is there any kind of package manager, such as slap-get, sbopkg, etc. for Slackware ARM? If not, can I use the SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org? How to modify them?

Best regards,
giovanni
 
Old 02-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Niels Horn has some ARM packages:
http://www.nielshorn.net/slackware/slack_pkg.php
And sbopkg ought to work since most SlackBuilds I've seen detect architecture, but you certainly want to inspect the scripts before use.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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One question: is there any kind of package manager, such as slap-get, sbopkg, etc. for Slackware ARM? If not, can I use the SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org? How to modify them?
I have a version of ArmedSlack that I run in Qemu. I have installed sbopkg on this and it works fine and builds stuff fine so far. As said, most SlackBuilds will check the ARCH before building and will adjust for "arm" accordingly. I have "export ARCH=arm" set up in my /etc/profile so this is always set for me. Most Slackbuilds will look at uname -m if no ARCH is set and adjust from that anyway. Still it's wise to have a look at the SlackBuild first just to make sure but this is easily done.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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Wow... this is a great news!

Do you need an ARM version of sbopkg package in order to install it on Slackware ARM?

Or can I use the one available here?
http://sbopkg.googlecode.com/files/s...arch-1_cng.tgz

Is it all written in bash script, so it is independent from the architecture?

Best regards,
giovanni
 
Old 02-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #5
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Do you need an ARM version of sbopkg package in order to install it on Slackware ARM?
No - there isn't one so just use the one you linked to - that's what I installed and it works fine.

The -noarch- in the package name means it should work across all architectures.

Last edited by bgeddy; 02-13-2011 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Further information
 
Old 02-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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Yes, you are right!

I installed sbopkg on the pandaboard with Slackware ARM. It works!

I built and installed htop. It works fine on the pandaboard.

I made a section on my site where I put some packages for Slackware ARM when I build them:

http://www.dimingo.com/slackware/arm/
 
Old 02-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #7
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Here is the project on the Pandaboard website:

http://pandaboard.org/content/slackware-pandaboard

If somebody wants to participate, please join the project.
 
  


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