myDSL Extensions (deprecated) :: GPS Drive
I have seen some interest here from time to time for GPS software. I found a program called GPS Drive that seems quite good.
I have compiled simple stuff before (not for DSL) but when ever I try anything even slightly complicated I wind up going into a downward spiral of missing libraries and dependancies that I don't understand. I'm just after some advise on how hard this is going to be.
Well I decided to have a go at compiling it anyway. What Have I got to loose
I assume that the way to do this is to actually compile it on DSL.
It looks like I managed to get the gcc compiler to install ok.
I managed to download the source of the application to a persistant folder on my CF disk.
The build instructions that came with it tell me that I need the development packages for the following things.
xdevel (X11 Development)
The first step to build the app is to do a ./configure
I tried that and it had a winge about the GTK being missing. Which is fair enought as I haven't installed it yet
I see talk here about GTK2 but I assume these are run time packages.
Can anyone assist me in finding the bits I need?
Thanks in advance
The current version of DSL , and it's kernel, is based on the
KNOPPIX_V3.4-2005-05-17-en.iso version of Knoppix.
Using this will give you a much more robust environment to compile
things for use in DSL..
For smaller projects, there is the kernelsources.dsl and gcc1.dsl extensions
that plug--n-play into DSL for some compiling needs..
Thanks for the reply, I am running the latest version of DSL unless a new one has been released in the last few weeks and I have missed it.
It goes like a rocket by the way. (frugal install with toram option)
I'm not quiet sure what you are sugesting I do about my compile problem?
(David thinks about it some more)
I think I get it. Your saying don't compile it in DSL use the Full knoppix version....