[openbeos] Re: Starting with OpenBeOS

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:08:35 +0200 CEST

Lorenzo <lcq2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, this is my first post on this mailing list, so I would like to 
> say 
> hello to everyone :).

Be welcome!

> I'm new to the world of BeOS, I just installed it three days ago 
> (BeOS 
> Personal Edition R5), and I really liked it, it is a great os.
> Now I've discovered the OpenBeOS project, and I want to try it, but 
> I'm 
> having problems building the sources. After trying out the PE version 
> of 
> BeOS I looked around for something more useful, and I found BeOS 
> Developer Edition 1.1 which is based on the PE edition, so I 
> installed 

You shouldn't use the Developer Edition - the compiler that comes with 
it is broken, you should either use the R5 compiler, or rather, the one 
found on geekgadgets.

> it, everything worked fine. I downloaded the sources via cvs, and I 
> started to build them, but most of the builds failed, looking at the 
> errors, they were mostly STL related errors, anyway, the build 
> process 
> completed and I got a floppy image, I put it in a floppy, and 
> rebooted, 
> as soon as my system boots, everything crashes and it reboots, so I 
> tried the floppy with bochs, and it boots, but it crashes with an 
> error 

To correctly build OpenBeOS, you need two things:
1) an updated "ld" which can be downloaded from our website.
2) a custom jam build, which you can either download from our website 
(might be outdated), or just build it from the repository (under src/

Good luck!


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