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Subject: Re: VMWare Environment

Re: VMWare Environment

From: XavierGr <xaviergr_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-24

Yes you are right. At the time I was answering you I didn't know exactly
which packages were needed.

From a quick search on the rockboc cygwin setup wiki I found that in order
to build the manual you need: tetex-base and tetex-extra. (around 50MB)

For the network thingy: Are you sure that your windows machine has all the
right services on for networking. I had problems recognizing the linux
machine because I have shut down most of windows services.
To be sure if it is a windows issue you can download putty type debian and
push open. After a while a terminal will pop up asking you to login.

On 24/03/06, Mark Bright <mark@redbreva.com> wrote:
>
> I entered 'apt-get install latex' and got the response:
> Package latex is a virtual package provided by:
> tetex-bin 2.0.2-30sarge4
> You should explicitly select one to install.
>
> So I then typed 'apt-get install tetex-bin' and some time later It
> finished!
>
> Since your reply, I tried the same magic incantation with tetex-extra, and
> that is now installing again... How do you get to know all this stuff!!
>
> Tried to make it again, and this time it ran thro' to the end, and told me
> a
> 91 page pdf had been produced, but also *loads* of errors all the way...
>
> Time to give it up for the night I think!
>
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From: rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se
> |[mailto:rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Martin Arver
> |Sent: 23 March 2006 21:59
> |To: Rockbox development
> |Subject: Re: VMWare Environment
> |
> |Hello Mark,
> |
> |I think palatino.sty is contained within the tetex-extra
> |package. Did you install that as well as tetex-base?
> |
> |Martin
> |
> |On 3/23/06, Mark Bright < mark@redbreva.com> wrote:
> |>
> |> Uhmmm, tried \\debian and \\debian\user neither worked.
> |>
> |> Managed to get latex installed - quite pleased with myself over that
> |> one - the command you gave was not quite perfect, but got me close
> |> enough to work it out - thank you
> |>
> |> tried the manual again, but this time it failed with a missing file
> |> Palatino.sty ' !!
> |>
> |> Tried to compile the manual in Cygwin and that also failed, but for
> |> differing errors...
> |>
> |> OK, clean download of source, and back to Cygwin for now by
> |the looks
> |> of it... Happy to be a guinea pig and do some 'novice
> |testing' if and
> |> when something changes
> |>
> |> In the meantime, I have downloaded the Ubuntu image, and I will
> |> continue my experiments in Unix with that :-)
> |>
> |> Mark
> |>
> |>
> |> ________________________________
> |> From: rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se
> |> [mailto: rockbox-dev-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of XavierGr
> |> Sent: 23 March 2006 20:36
> |> To: Rockbox development
> |> Subject: Re: VMWare Environment
> |>
> |>
> |> Start->Run-> \\debian
> |>
> |> You don't need the exact IP to see your Linux files. Just type the
> |> name of the linux machine which happens to be "debian".
> |>
> |> The VMware image is very handy to build firmwares, but its current
> |> status has some limitations.
> |> As you describe your manual problem I assume that the latex
> |libraries
> |> aren't installed.
> |> Type apt-get install latex (or something like that) to see
> |if there is
> |> an available package for installation.
> |> The same applies to the simulator. You can't build the sim without
> |> downloading some packages, like Xserver, libsdl e.t.c
> |>
> |> The VMware image is quick too set, fast to compile but has,
> |currently,
> |> no manual or sim.
> |> Cygwin is slow as hell but a complete solution.
> |> Until the VMware image is updated with some packages I can't
> |consider
> |> it a complete user-friendly solution.
> |>
> |>
> |>
> |>
> |>
> |> On 23/03/06, Mark Bright <mark@redbreva.com> wrote:
> |> > |> Mark
> |> > |I am assuming that windows is your "host os" and linux is the
> |> > |"guest os" ?
> |> > |Are you trying to use the builtin host - guest file
> |sharing through
> |> > |VMware workstation? Or are you trying to setup Samba file sharing
> |> > |from / to Linux?
> |> >
> |> > Thanks for the reply...
> |> >
> |> > First I should state that my knowledge of *nix in general is
> |> > extremely limited - part of the attraction of the rockbox
> |> > development environment is being able to build that knowldege up..
> |> > And secondly my knowledge of VMWare is close to none - I simply
> |> > followed the instructions on
> |> >
> |> http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/VMwareDevelopmentPlatform
> |> > and started -and finished :( - there...
> |> >
> |> > I am guessing that I am attempting to setup Samba:
> |> >
> |> > <Quote>
> |> > To make it easy to access the files in the virtual Linux operating
> |> > system, we have included Samba. We've configured the user's home
> |> > directory as a file share.
> |> >
> |> > This means that you can edit the source in your favorite Windows
> |> > editor (that supports UNIX formatted files!) and compile in the
> |> > virtual machine.
> |> >
> |> > * Share name: \\ip\user
> |> > * Share username: user
> |> > * Share password: rockbox
> |> > </Quote>
> |> >
> |> > I really am paddling around in the dark here :-)
> |> >
> |> >
> |>
> |>
> |
>
>
Received on Fri Mar 24 02:24:34 2006


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