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Old 03-16-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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installing directfb / library files on embedded target that doesn't have make

I have directfb on my PC (debian) and I can compile programs that use it fine. But I need to use my debian machine to compile for an embedded system, which is actually just a 486 clone. It doesn't have gcc or anything on it which is why i am using my debian machine to do the compiling. The problem is when I run compiled progs on the embedded system it complains about not finding the object files, like I understand why this is, but I don't know how to fix it.

How can I install these required library files on my embedded machine when it doesnt even have 'make'?

Any help appreciated, thanks!
Old 03-16-2009, 03:04 PM   #2
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I guess it's not possible...
Old 03-17-2009, 01:05 AM   #3
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Are you using NFS? Where is the filesystem for the embedded device is located?

Since you mentioned that you are able to compile the apps from the PC, the libraries are present inside your PC's filesystem.
One "GOOD TO TRY" suggestion is to copy the required libraries ( libdirectfb*.so) and any other dependent libraries to your embedded board's filesystem from your PC(assuming both are intel compatible), Set the LIBRARY path if necessary and run your application.
This may help only if the instruction generated are i486 and below. But it is better to try and fail, rather than not working on it (Oh my GOD what an advice ).
ALL THE BEST..........

Best regards,
Suresh Maniyath


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