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Subject: guidance with compiling rbutil under windows

guidance with compiling rbutil under windows

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 17:34:54 +0100

I was wondering, could I have some guidance with compiling rockbox utility
under windows? as I have decided its probably a good idea for me to be able
to build my own binaries when patches for it are posted in order to test for

I have tried to follow the directions given in the rockbox utility
development wiki, but I have almost certainly done something wrong or not
done something I should have as the build keeps failing.
I think really there should be some kind of guide to compiling rockbox
utility that details exactly how to do it
like there is for rb code.
Anyway, what I have done is as follows.
I downloaded and installed the qt sdk for windows, making sure to grab the
version that said it came with mingw.
I installed it, then I saw on the rockbox utility development page that the
version of mingw that comes with the sdk is not sufficient for what we need,
so then I went to the mingw site and pulled down the automated installer for
the latest package.
I selected full install, and to install it under the qt folder in the mingw
folder. However I didn't delete any of the existing files that were there.
Next I downloaded the windows api v3.11 as directed by the rockbox
development wiki and put its files where it said they should go.
After that I tried to build the utility, by loading the qt command prompt,
going to the rbutil folder, typing qmake and then gmingw32-make
after around half an hour the build failed.
I am guessing I have probably missed out a lot of steps and not configured a
lot of things, as there wasn't too much info on the development wiki page.
In fact, I couldn't locate one thing it said I needed,called librspeex as it
didn't provide a download link.
so I would appreciate any help.
Received on 2009-05-15

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