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Subject: Re: Help please, from newbie developer
From: Daniel Stenberg (daniel_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-05-02


On Sat, 1 May 2004, David H. Straayer wrote:

> Step 8, getting the source, was the first sign of trouble. I'm pretty sure
> that my firewall is getting in the way, I'm getting timeout errors from CVS.
> I'm not sure what ports to open up in my firewall, so I decided to punt and
> download rockbox-2.2.tar.gz, which I did.

Also consider a daily build source which is the latest from CVS. Rockbox has
changed a bit since 2.2...

> But I'm not sure how to unpack it, as bzip2 doesn't seem to like the
> extension .gz.

gz means gzipped, not bzip2. With gnu tar you can 'tar xzf [file]' to unpack
it. Or you ungzip it first with 'gzip -d [file]' and then untar it with 'tar
xf [file]'.

> Also, I seem to have a Rockbox directory as C:\Cygwin\rockbox, with a lot of
> subdirectories, and another as C:\Cygwin\home\rockbox, with just a .cvspass
> file in it.

Rockbox directories aren't created randomly, you created these yourself. When
you check out from CVS you probably get one and when you unpack the Rockbox
sources froma file you probably get one as well.

> I have used a lot of different development systems under a lot of different
> operating systems over the decades, but not much under Unix, and no Unix
> lately. So I'm a little rusty on Unix's ever-so-intuitive commands :-)

We have the procedure documented, just unpack the sources thn follow the docs.
And ask if there's any particular step that isn't clealt described.

> I suspect that I'm going to have to figure out the IRC stuff and get on that
> channel.

That's a good idea too.

-- 
 Daniel Stenberg -- http://rockbox.haxx.se/ -- http://daniel.haxx.se/
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