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Bug 278769 - dev-embedded/palm-novacom dev-embedded/PalmSDK new ebuilds (palm-mojo-sdk, novaterm, novacom)
Summary: dev-embedded/palm-novacom dev-embedded/PalmSDK new ebuilds (palm-mojo-sdk, no...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement with 6 votes (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Whiteboard: sunrise-removal
Keywords: EBUILD, InOverlay
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-07-22 21:45 UTC by Fabian Henze
Modified: 2018-11-25 10:36 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

dev-embedded/palm-mojo-sdk-1.1.0 ebuild (palm-mojo-sdk-1.1.0.ebuild,628 bytes, text/plain)
2009-07-22 21:56 UTC, Fabian Henze
dev-embedded/novacom-0.3 ebuild (novacom-0.3.ebuild,664 bytes, text/plain)
2009-07-22 21:57 UTC, Fabian Henze
new ebuild with dependencies and init.d script (novacom-,1.16 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-08 00:10 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
init.d script (novacom-,491 bytes, text/plain)
2009-11-08 00:11 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
wrapper with chdir to /opt/Palm/novacom to avoid relative DT_RPATH '.' (,53 bytes, text/plain)
2009-11-08 00:12 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
wrapper with chdir to /opt/Palm/novacom to avoid relative DT_RPATH '.' (,54 bytes, text/plain)
2009-11-08 00:12 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
rewritten ebuild for with minor work to do (palm-mojo-sdk-,2.20 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-08 01:23 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
fancy icon for the menu item (palm-mojo-sdk-,3.57 KB, text/plain)
2009-11-08 01:25 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
palm-mojo-sdk-1.3.1 (palm-mojo-sdk-1.3.1.ebuild,1.91 KB, text/plain)
2009-12-08 23:13 UTC, Alexander Nigl
Just a renamed copy of 1.2 (palm-mojo-sdk-1.3.1-palm-emulator.png,3.57 KB, image/png)
2009-12-08 23:14 UTC, Alexander Nigl
novacom-0.3 ( was a wrong version number) (novacom-0.3.ebuild,1.33 KB, text/plain)
2010-02-21 21:47 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
unpack replaced by gunzip for changelog.Debian.gz (novacom-0.3.ebuild,1.37 KB, text/plain)
2010-02-21 23:01 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
fixed dependencies for ~x86. (novacom-0.3.ebuild,1.41 KB, text/plain)
2010-03-03 02:50 UTC, Michael Weber (RETIRED)
ebuild for PalmSDK 1.4.5 (PalmSDK-,2.96 KB, text/plain)
2011-02-27 05:59 UTC, Ryan Li
Ebuild for the newest SDK. (palm-sdk-3.0.2.ebuild,2.98 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-22 10:54 UTC, Benedikt Reinartz
ebuild for (PalmSDK-,2.02 KB, text/plain)
2012-02-12 07:46 UTC, Jason Lai

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Description Fabian Henze 2009-07-22 21:45:48 UTC
Palm released version 1.1.0 of their mojo-sdk for WebOS development.
I wrote two ebuilds (the emulator works without novacom, but developing apps is much more difficult), which do the job. I am not sure about the depends though. I think the palm-mojo-sdk should depend on >=app-emulation/virtualbox-ose-2.2 (not "-bin" due to a hardcoded binary name in the sdk)

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Fabian Henze 2009-07-22 21:56:22 UTC
Created attachment 198850 [details]
dev-embedded/palm-mojo-sdk-1.1.0 ebuild
Comment 2 Fabian Henze 2009-07-22 21:57:31 UTC
Created attachment 198852 [details]
dev-embedded/novacom-0.3 ebuild
Comment 3 Alexander Nigl 2009-08-22 00:21:13 UTC
Hi, palm-mojo-sdk definitely relies on app-emulation/virtualbox-ose with the pulseaudio useflag.
Comment 4 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 00:09:03 UTC

I've just gambled around with an Palm Pre and modified the ebuilds for the SDK

The novacom has an security issue 

scanelf: rpath_security_checks(): Security problem with relative DT_RPATH '.' in /var/tmp/portage/dev-embedded/novacom-
scanelf: rpath_security_checks(): Security problem with relative DT_RPATH '.' in /var/tmp/portage/dev-embedded/novacom-
scanelf: rpath_security_checks(): Security problem with relative DT_RPATH '.' in /var/tmp/portage/dev-embedded/novacom-
scanelf: rpath_security_checks(): Security problem with relative DT_RPATH '.' in /var/tmp/portage/dev-embedded/novacom-

which I tried to avoid with an wrapper script that chdirs into an safe location.

Comment 5 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 00:10:29 UTC
Created attachment 209589 [details]
new ebuild with dependencies and init.d script
Comment 6 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 00:11:15 UTC
Created attachment 209591 [details]
init.d script
Comment 7 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 00:12:08 UTC
Created attachment 209592 [details]
wrapper with chdir to /opt/Palm/novacom to avoid relative DT_RPATH '.'
Comment 8 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 00:12:36 UTC
Created attachment 209593 [details]
wrapper with chdir to /opt/Palm/novacom to avoid relative DT_RPATH '.'
Comment 9 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 01:23:44 UTC
Created attachment 209597 [details]
rewritten ebuild for with minor work to do

Well, palm-emulator fires up (from graphical interface) and you can connect with novaterm (novacom service running), see TODO inside file
Comment 10 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-08 01:25:03 UTC
Created attachment 209598 [details]
fancy icon for the menu item

from /opt/PalmSDK/0.1/share/emulator/images/
Comment 11 Alexander Nigl 2009-12-08 23:12:33 UTC
I updated the ebuild for 1.3.1,
it's my first ebuild so please be forgiving.
Comment 12 Alexander Nigl 2009-12-08 23:13:21 UTC
Created attachment 212496 [details]
Comment 13 Alexander Nigl 2009-12-08 23:14:19 UTC
Created attachment 212497 [details]
Just a renamed copy of 1.2
Comment 14 Thorsten Fischer 2010-01-29 15:07:04 UTC
Is the version number of novacom- correct? The download URL points to a sub-directory of _SDK version_, but the version of novacom seems to be 0.3 (as in palm-novacom_0.3-svn196852-hud21_i386.deb).
Comment 15 Alexander Nigl 2010-01-29 21:23:12 UTC
I think the right version number is 0.3 because the newest version is 1.0.46.
Comment 16 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-02-21 21:47:39 UTC
Created attachment 220637 [details]
novacom-0.3 ( was a wrong version number)

- well, ok, back to version 0.3 for novacom. 
- unpack the changelog.Debian.gz to avoid an .gz.bz2
works fine on mine amd64 machines, now with real Palm Pre Device
Comment 17 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-02-21 23:01:01 UTC
Created attachment 220645 [details]
unpack replaced by gunzip for changelog.Debian.gz
Comment 18 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-03 02:50:50 UTC
Created attachment 221895 [details]
fixed dependencies for ~x86.

Had the chance to test on 32bit.

@Fabian, Can you add the words novaterm and novaterm to the subject of this report, please? This would increase the visibility for users looking just for this part.
Comment 19 Fabian Henze 2010-03-03 11:37:13 UTC
@Michael: Done
Comment 20 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-27 22:16:53 UTC
The novaterm/novacom part has been committed to sunrise overlay and will be available via layman -a sunrise and soon.
Comment 21 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-29 18:00:05 UTC
The version of the SDK hase been released. It will be in sunrise-overlay at soon.

(or _unreviewd_ at ).
Comment 22 Ryan Li 2011-02-27 04:57:55 UTC
I installed VirtualBox 4.0 as a prerequisite but palm-emulator is not working:

> VirtualBox version not supported.
> Palm webOS Emulator requires a previous version of VirtualBox to be installed.
> The currently supported versions are 3.0 to 3.1.
Comment 23 Ryan Li 2011-02-27 05:59:46 UTC
Created attachment 264015 [details]
ebuild for PalmSDK 1.4.5

An ebuild for 1.4.5, which requires VirtualBox 3.0—3.2.
Comment 24 Dan Nielson 2011-03-08 21:22:39 UTC
Dependencies are off. Currently


Should be


Virtualbox-ose has been renamed and this package requires a 3.x build of virtualbox.
Comment 25 Lucas Yamanishi 2011-03-20 00:09:22 UTC
Version 2.1 is out today.
Comment 26 Alexander Nigl 2011-07-02 01:49:03 UTC
Version 3.0.0 is out now.
Comment 27 Benedikt Reinartz 2011-09-22 10:54:30 UTC
Created attachment 287391 [details]
Ebuild for the newest SDK.

This is an ebuild for the newest SDK version. I'll add an installation for the PDK too, as I can't get a toolchain up with crossdev :)

I slotted it as 3.0.2 but the ebuild is not yet slotting aware, so there is still a lot of work to do.
Comment 28 Jason Lai 2012-02-12 07:46:06 UTC
Created attachment 301623 [details]
ebuild for

Attaching a modified ebuild for based on Benedikt Sauer's ebuild for 3.0.4.

Changes include:
- Updated url/filename for 3.0.5.
- Removed stuff dealing with libproxy and palm-inspector as they don't seem to be present in the latest SDK. Removed related dependencies.
- Require virtualbox-bin but not virtualbox -- the palm-emulator command fails to launch when using the virtualbox source build because it has "-Gentoo" in the middle of the version string.

As before, slotting probably won't work due to path collisions.
Comment 29 Benedikt Reinartz 2012-04-24 18:09:02 UTC
A few notes regarding the provided cross-compiler:
- emerge does something to the (static) libraries that makes them fail compiling
- The provided is broken, to get proper compiles you have to copy the file from the device (which works)

Apart from those the cross-compiler is actually usable, in my overlay ( is an updated ebuild (I will merge Jason's changes).

Also: novacom is open source now so we could provide a proper ebuild for that.
Comment 30 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-06-08 16:46:40 UTC
Hello, everyone.

It seems that at least one ebuild related to this bug exists in the Sunrise overlay at the moment. However, I have to regretfully announce that after a long inactivity period the Sunrise project has been discontinued and the related overlay will be eventually removed. For this reason, I'd like to ask you to reevaluate the ebuilds and consider moving them. If you'd like to maintain a package from Sunrise in Gentoo, please take a look at our Proxy Maintainers [1] project.

Please make sure to take ebuilds from the unreviewed developer Sunrise repository [2] rather than the -reviewed one, since the latter has not been updated for over a year. While at it, please note that:

1. Adding a package to Gentoo requires declaring yourself as an active maintainer for it. All bugs regarding the package will be assigned to you, and you will be expected to maintain it.

2. Some packages may not be suitable for addition anymore. While there's no strong rules that would prevent you from adding a package, it may be a bad idea to add old-unmaintained packages that will shortly result in a large number of bugs reported with no solution. If that is the case, please close the bug as RESOLVED/OBSOLETE to make it easier to find packages worth adding.

3. Some of the bugs were already closed as WONTFIX/OBSOLETE/... while the relevant ebuild was kept in Sunrise. If you disagree with the original decision, you still can add the ebuild via proxy-maint.

4. Pleaes note that many of the Sunrise ebuilds are old and may be buggy. If you decide to move them, please make sure to update/clean them up. The proxy-maint team will also review your ebuilds, therefore making sure they land in Gentoo in good quality.

Once again, thank you for your contribution. We hope that you will still want to contribute to Gentoo, through proxy-maint or otherwise.