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Subject: Re: building RB on OS X

Re: building RB on OS X

From: Jvo Studer <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 08:57:05 +0200

thanks for your help, I will try that. but with the daly build zip this
is not such a big problem, I can always unzip (e.g. via stuffit
expander or zipit) to the root of the player. this works fine. copying
the files to the player is only a problem when dealing with
self-compiled builds. there must be a problem with the buildzip perl
script. could be a path problem though. the message i get when I run
the script is:

bash-2.05a$ make zip
/Users/jvostuder/Programming/rockbox/tools/ -r
"/Users/jvostuder/Programming/rockbox" -DIRIVER_H120 rockbox.iriver
usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-f | -i] [-p] src target
        cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-f | -i] [-p] src1 ... srcN directory
usage: cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-f | -i] [-p] src target
        cp [-R [-H | -L | -P]] [-f | -i] [-p] src1 ... srcN directory

this corresponds to the perl lines:
     `find apps -name "*.codec" ! -empty | xargs --replace=foo cp foo
     `find apps "(" -name "*.rock" -o -name "*.ovl" ")" ! -empty ! -name
"codec*.rock" | xargs --replace=foo cp foo .rockbox/rocks/`;

this is where the copy commands fail, I guess.

Am Montag, 11.07.05 um 21:11 Uhr schrieb Svante Tidholm:

> Hi, I'm a long time mac user (now running 10.4.1) that has been
> peeking at the rockbox project for years, and have a pretty good idea
> how the dev setup works. Im not a coder though, I just make my own
> builds now and then.
> I got a simple applescript that does what you want. It uses *nix
> commandos:
> do shell script ("curl -o /Volumes/IHP-100/
> do shell script ("unzip -o -d /Volumes/IHP-100/
> /Volumes/IHP-100/")
> If you got your iRiver mounted, run the above two lines as a
> applescript application, and it will replace your current rockbox
> version with the latest bleeding edge. Connect it to a keyboard
> command with Quicksilver or some other launcher, and you can fire it
> away in a snap (I've built in some notificiation with Growl to the
> script so that I know what's happening, but a simple refresh of the
> iriver root folder shows if the new files are there).
> If you want to move files that are invisible in the finder, either
> turn it on with Cocktail or some other app, google for it.
> I preferr using the (in the Utilities folder), just use
> unix commandos (if you want more help with this, ask me or anyone else
> on IRC).
> Allright,
> /Svante

Received on 2005-07-12

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