Another article on this site already describes the basics of building Haiku on Linux. Since my distribution of choice is Ubuntu, I decided to get Haiku building on it and then provide a detailed step-by-step guide for others to follow.
I performed these steps on a fresh Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) install, but they should be similar for other versions and probably the same for most Debian-based distributions.
- Install the needed packages for building:
sudo apt-get install subversion yasm autoconf automake texinfo flex bison gawk build-essential
- Create the Haiku development directories and get the Haiku build tools source:
mkdir develop cd develop mkdir haiku cd haikuFor anonymous checkout:
svn checkout http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/haiku/buildtools/trunk buildtoolsFor an existing Haiku developer:
svn checkout https://email@example.com/svnroot/repos/haiku/buildtools/trunk buildtools
- Build and install the Haiku Jam:
cd buildtools/jam make sudo ./jam0 install cd ../..
- Get the Haiku source (this will take a while):
For anonymous check-out:
svn checkout http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/haiku/haiku/trunk trunkFor an existing Haiku developer:
svn checkout https://firstname.lastname@example.org/svnroot/repos/haiku/haiku/trunk trunk
If there are any errors when checking out above, just cd into the trunk directory and type "svn up" to get any missed files. This also applies when updating the code in the future.
- Build the cross compiler tools (GCC 2.95):
cd ~/develop/haiku/trunk ./configure --build-cross-tools ../buildtools/To build with GCC 4.x the configure line is:
./configure --build-cross-tools-gcc4 x86 ../buildtools/
But keep in mind this will produce binaries which are not compatible with BeOS.
- Build the Haiku image:
jam haiku-imageTo build for testing in VMWare:
A VMWare configuration file for running this image can be found at 3rdparty/vmware/haiku.vmx
That is it! Not too bad. Thanks to Ingo and the various other contributors for making the Linux compiling so easy.