[Alpine-info] Alpine or re-Alpine for Nokia N9 mobile phone.
globetrotterdk at gmail.com
Sun May 6 06:48:11 PDT 2012
On 05/06/2012 10:45 AM, Peter G. wrote:
> Hodie III Non. Mai. MMXII AUC quidam/quædam/quoddam 'Brian Durant' inquit:
>> I am looking for a version of Alpine or re-Alpine that I can install
>> on my newly purchased Nokia N9. I have yet to receive my phone, but I
>> have tried to do some research on the issue and have come up blank.
>> Can anyone advise?
>> As far as I understand, the N9 OS is MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan. I believe it
>> is a modified version of MeeGo Linux that is most closely related to
>> Maemo Linux. Rather confusing and also why I am unsure where to find
>> information on this issue.
> There is a SDK for Harmattan available form Nokia. It includes a
> cross-compiler, qemu-based runtime and Debian build environment for the
> platform based on squeeze.
> You could try to build a package from the debian source in that
> If you're adventurous, you could try to install the prebuilt .deb from
> here: http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/armel/alpine/download but I'm
> not sure it'll work OOTB.
> On the other hand, as there is a ssh client the quicker solution would
> probably be screen (or tmux) with alpine on some server and ssh sesion
> from the phone.
> HTH, and let us know if it works. I have an N9 as well and having alpine
> running on it would be nice indeed.
I have an old Dell Latitude laptop I can try to install Debian and the
Harmattan SDK on. The SDK installer can be found here:
Scratchbox install info can be found here:
BTW, Any favorite N9 URLs for a new N9 user? As you can guess, I am
particularly interested in what can be done from the command line on an
N9. Does the N9 use apt as package manager?
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