This document describes how to create a MeeGo chroot environment from a stock image.
Note that the approach covered here uses an x86 CPU to build software for an x86 version of MeeGo (e.g. a netbook image).
If you want a really quick method for developing on MeeGo where you don't need to build the chroot, see SDK/Docs/1.0/Hello World - MeeGo x86 development on Linux.
All that's required for this is a reasonably modern Linux distribution (e.g. Fedora 11, Ubuntu 9.10).
Get an image or tarball (with a UX) from http://repo.meego.com/MeeGo/releases/; either a netbook or handset image.
The process for unpacking is slightly different, depending on the type of image.
sudo mic-chroot --unpack-only -s /path/to/meego-chroot <image file>.usbimg
/path/to/meego-chroot with your desired path.
These instructions cover creating a chroot from a handset image, by mounting the image temporarily and copying its contents into a local directory.
yum install kpartx
or on non-RPM distros:
apt-get install kpartx
tar jxvf meego-0.90-preview-shcdk-20100512-001.tar.bz2
This leaves you with a directory which contains the raw disk image you're interested in.
cd meego-0.90-preview-shcdk-20100512-001 sudo kpartx -a -v ./meego-0.90-preview-shcdk-20100512-001-sda.bin
Note that this maps the first partition (p1) of the disk image onto the loop device /dev/loop0.
mkdir ~/tmp-mnt # temporary mount point sudo mount /dev/mapper/loop0p1 ~/tmp-mnt -o loop,ro mkdir ~/meego-chroot sudo rsync -av ~/tmp-mnt ~/meego-chroot sudo umount ~/tmp-mnt
sudo kpartx -d -v ./meego-0.90-preview-shcdk-20100512-001-sda.bin
Chroot into the image using
To use the script with the unpacked chroot:
sudo mic-chroot /path/to/meego-chroot