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23Jan/129

Building newLISP for the Raspberry Pi using the development VM

I just put together another quick screencast of the development vm in action. A tiny bit more complicated than tiny basic for curses this time as i had to install a library and edit the makefile a tad and i also ran the test suite inside sb2 as well.

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ok enough messing around with the vm for the time being. it's time to start writing the raspberry pi (part three) blog post.

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  1. Thanks Russel. I have included two new makefiles for the Raspberry PI platform in the 10.4.0 preview version (source only).

    http://www.newlisp.org/downloads/development/inprogress/

    One with and one without UTF8 support.

    These makefiles don’t require readline libs. But of course they can be installed as shown in Russel’s video. In that case out-comment the relevant lines in the makefiles.

    • great. i’ll check everything still builds and take a look at the Makefiles and see if there is anything else that can/should be changed.

      • it all seems to be fine. passed all tests (well why wouldn’t it :) ) it does need testing on real hardware though if anyone has a raspberry pi lying around being idle

        • [raspberry@localhost newlisp-10.4.0-pre]$ sb2 make test
          make check | grep ‘>>>’
          >>>>> ALL FUNCTIONS FINISHED SUCCESSFUL: ./newlisp
          >>>>> Dictionary API tested SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> XML API tested SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> XML callback tested SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> Signal testing SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> Network eval and network file functions IPv4 SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> The Cilk API tested SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> Reference testing SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> time per simple message: 1029 micro seconds
          >>>>> time per round trip : 4390 micros seconds
          >>>>> time per proxy trip: 1150 micro seconds
          >>>>> Message API tested SUCCESSFUL
          >>>>> Performance ratio:23.25 (1.0 on Mac OSX, 1.83 GHz Core 2 Duo, newLISP v10.2.8)
          [raspberry@localhost newlisp-10.4.0-pre]$

  2. Thanks, Installed no issues, adjusted adapters online now watching video in VM on XP host. After the show back to programming.

  3. I appear to have a permissions problem when running yum under sb2

    “unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/libv4l: cpio: mkdir”

    I get lots of these errors relating to mkdir and symlink.

    Where should I change the permissions?

    Thanks

    • Yes sorry you will have and I should have put an update on the post before now. I used yum to install a couple of things before making the vm and it all seemed to work ok but it looks like yum is a bit fussier about permissions than apt in some cases so you’ll need to make the seed rootfs world writable

      cd $HOME/raspberry_pi_development/f13arm_rootfs
      sudo chmod -R 777 *

      and it should all work.
      and that should fix it


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