lørdag den 29. december 2007

Repository update

Got all my packages added to the git repository, which now contains:


torsdag den 20. december 2007

Razzle.dk got a little facelife

razzle.dk/ now has a few links to the git repository etc.

Git repository for Gumstix buildroot packages

I've added a public git repository for my buildroot packages: razzle.dk/git-php/git.php
Currently it contains the packages: curl, cpio and git.

tirsdag den 18. december 2007

GIT - second try

Ok, I was a little too fast the other day, because git did not quite work. I missed that it depends on find (NOT the busybox version), cpio (which I had to add to the buildroot) and perl (microperl works fine). But now it works, as does git-php in a slightly altered version: razzle.dk/git-php/git.php. Nothing much to see yet, but I'll add my gumstix buildroot packages in the "near" future.

onsdag den 12. december 2007

File system crash

Doh! Forgot to unmount my CF card with a ext2 root file system when I rebooted, and forgot to fsck the filesystem before I remounted it. This lead to severe file system corruption. Got it fsck'ed but a lot of files where corrupted :-(
Have now switched to ext3 to prevent that to happen in the future!

tirsdag den 11. december 2007

GIT too

Got GIT compiling & working too :-)

mandag den 10. december 2007

Turning on the LAMP

After the success with Postfix, I quickly got popa3d compiling & working, and now I have a fully working mail setup.

MySQL wasn't much of a problem to get working, and neither was adding MySQL support to the Apache PHP module. So now I have a full LAMP server setup too.

Next comes GIT, and a GIT repository for the Gumstix buildroot packages I've made - and a lot of much needed package cleanup as well. Maybe some documentation too...

tirsdag den 4. december 2007


Latest progress: I've got Apache compiling with PHP as a module. I've got Postfix up and running as mailserver, and popa3d as a pop3 daemon for mail retrieval. I spend a lot of time trying to get Postfix running - I used Berkeley DB-4.5.20, as Postfix requires DB, but that version kept segfaulting. At last I downgraded to DB-4.2.52, and that did the job.

lørdag den 29. september 2007

Apache http server on Gumstix

I got Apache http server 2.2.6 to cross-compile and run on the Gumstix Verdex. I'll try to make a Buildroot package for it.

torsdag den 20. september 2007

Webserver & Buildroot package files

The webserver on my Verdex is up and running: razzle.dk.

Nothing much on the front page, but it also serves the Buildroot package files, which I've created/modified: razzle.dk/gumstix/package/

søndag den 2. september 2007

Watchdog timer

The watchdog timer can be enabled by:

modprobe sa1100_wdt

tirsdag den 21. august 2007

Buildroot configuration for Samba 2.2.12

I've posted the Buildroot configuration files for building Samba 2.2.12 to the Gumstix mailinglist.

Latest progress: I've attached an external USB 2.5" harddrive to the USB port on the Breakout-vx. It needs external power, but otherwise it works perfect.

søndag den 12. august 2007

Network interface works, Samba works

Compiling buildroot (version 1507) fixed the network problem. Compact flash and USB memory stick works too.
So I wanted to get Samba on the Verdex. Fetched Buildroot configuration files from http://buildroot.uclibc.org/
It compiled ok, but the executable (smbd) seg-faults. Tried to debug using both Strace and gdb, but neither gave any useful information. Ok, downgraded to Samba version 2.2.9 (it was 3.0.23b that segfaulted). After some fiddling it compiled, and worked too.

lørdag den 4. august 2007

Trying it out

Apparently my serial port is broken on my primary laptop, because when I first connected and powered up the Gumstix motherboard, the output was pretty messy. But when I connected it to another laptop everything looked fine, and I could log in on the machine.

I connected the ethernet cable, but could not get the network interface to work. It just said eth0: link down.

Googled and found this: netCF-ethernet-problem. It turns out that the firmware the motherboard shipped with has a broken ethernet driver.

So I'm now rebuilding the system, which takes quite a while.

Received the package

I ordered a Gumstix Verdex XL6P motherboard, and the netCF-vx, breakout-vx and tweener expansion boards:

Assembled with power and serial connection: