Tooling up for osmocom, gnuradio, and android ... suggestions ?

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Pierre Pronchery khorben at
Thu Jul 19 11:52:10 UTC 2012

		Hi Alexander, John, list,

On 19/07/2012 09:04, Alexander Huemer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 05:43:08AM +0000, John Case wrote:
>> I am a mac and NetBSD user and have not run any linux systems for
>> many years. I have never used Debian/Ubuntu/etc.
> Now that's an interesting combination! ;)

Rock on!

>> Now I would like to begin doing work with osmocom, GNU radio, SDRs
>> and some android development.
>> I knw it's a religious question, but since I am starting with a
>> completely blank slate, what would be the simplest, most painless
>> distro to set up a development and build environment (cross
>> compiling for arm, building osmocom, gnu radio, and running android
>> development tools and SDKs) ?

I have managed to build Osmocom at some point on NetBSD; see:

It didn't fully work as-is from my tests, but it should be possible to
make it work. I used a cross-compilation toolchain built through
NetBSD's (evbarm).

>> I assume the answer must be either Debian or Ubuntu, but really have
>> no idea ... comments ?
> Most developers use Debian, it works as expected.
> IIRC somebody in the past tried to package something from *
> for netbsd. Search the ML archive.

It's in pkgsrc-wip, wip/libosmocore. I did it in August 2011, I think
it's way out of date now.

> At least libosmocore compiles on freebsd[1].
> Did you try to compile osmocombb on netbsd? I'd be interested in the
> results.


(no idea about the current code though)


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