The following packages need to be installed in your ubuntu before you start creating any images.
Click on System, Administration, Synaptic Package Manager.
You will need to search for the following packages and install them:
- makeinfo (texinfo)
- bunzip2 (bzip2)
- gunzip (gzip)
- infocmp (ncurses-bin / ncurses-devel)
- libpng2 or libpng3 (DirectFB)
- ftpd (or other ftp server)
The latest versions of these packages should work ok. Click Apply to install them.
Now we'll move on to downloading and compiling our image. Most of this will be copy and paste but you'll get used to the commands.
Open a terminal window and paste the following commands:
Creating a working directory
Change into the working directory
The following can now be copied and pasted in, line by line. Wait for the command prompt to be displayed before pasting the next line.
cvs -d firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/tuxbox -z3 co -P -rdreambox .
### Note the dot at the end of the command, this is important ###
Now we need to alter the 'prepare' file to personalise our image
Update our cvs repository from "head"
And run downloading/compiling script. This command will take a long time to complete, depending on the speed of your PC and internet; up to about 2 hours.
The following command creates the folders that you normally see on your box, i.e. /bin, /etc, /var, /var_init, etc.
The following command compresses all your folders into an .img file.
If all has gone ok and you didn't get any errors, you should have a file called complete.img in /tuxbox-cvs/root/cdkflash. This is your actual image file that you flash to your box. There will be two other .img files but don't worry about them.
Now this will be a basic image, no addons or emu managers or anything. It will be like the dream original image only up-to-date.
Next you need to modify it to your needs.
if You have error like this:
dreambox configure: error: the compiler must support C cleanup handling
Sure that your /bin/sh shell linked to "bash", not "dash". If this wrong just do this:
ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh
CVS checkouted archvie can be founded here: tuxbox-cvs-checkouted.tar.gz