RE: How to install iceweasel on a Linux device without using Debian installer?
Thanks for your advice!
>From the Makefile in the src dir, I can find some info. But there are
too many of them and I suspect they are not used for real installation
on embedded devices.
Now I have a released version of *.deb package of the browser for ARM,
but the Debian tools are not available on the small device. What is the
best way to install it? In general, am I supposed to also get a version
of the Debian tool to put on the ARM device before I can cleanly install
the iceweasel on it?
From: Bill Gatliff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:28 PM
To: Weidong Li
Subject: Re: How to install iceweasel on a Linux device without using
Weidong Li wrote:
> I'd like to iceweasel and its dependency libraries on an ARM-based
> Linux device which does not have all those Debian tools. Can anyone
> give me some advice on how to install it manually?
Well, there's probably a Makefile in the source code somewhere... :)
But seriously, in the past I've debootstrapped a debian environment for
the target, plugged my binaries into it, and then started rm'ing the
stuff that kept it from fitting into the hardware.
I wouldn't recommend that approach in the general case, but as a one-off
it's tolerable. Advice: take good notes, because there really never is
such a thing as a "one-off". :)