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Quirky on Pi2

August 29, 2016 — BarryK
I have got Quirky Xerus running on the Raspberry Pi2, sort of.

"Sort of" because I have got to the commandline, no X yet. There is a mystery here. To get to the commandline, I had to replace my 'busybox' and 'mingetty' PETs with DEBs from the Ubuntu 'armhf' repository.

Because, 'ldd' reported /bin/busybox and /sbin/mingetty to be "not a dynamic executable". These PETs are from my ARMV7 repo that I used for the Mele and Odroid boards back in 2013:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/armv7/packages/

Now, none of those executables work!

/usr/bin/jwm is the same, won't run, which is why I don't yet have a desktop.

Well, at least having a commandline, I can compile some source packages, such as jwm, then get the desktop.

I would like to know what is wrong with my old armv7 PETs. They were compiled for a 2.6.16 kernel, maybe that's it.

Tags: linux