Windows Mobile 2005 Gentoo SVN Ebuilds
The Gentoo SynCE ebuilds are available from svn. They are svn ebuilds - every time you emerge one, the emerge will automatically update to the latest svn source. To help you download them all, you can use layman. For more info on laymen, or overlays in general, start reading here: Gentoo Wiki on Overlays
Install & Configure layman
emerge -va layman
Check the output, and then continue with the install.
To first run layman, you need to do two things:
- echo "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/make.conf
- edit /etc/layman/layman.cfg and add the SynCE source to the overlays option:
overlays : http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/overlays/layman-global.txt http://synce.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/synce/dist/gentoo/synce-wm5-layman.xml
Then fetch the list of available overlays:
Finally add the SynCE overlay
layman -a synce
To update layman overlays when a new ebuild is released, just
layman -s synce
Edit (or create) /etc/portage/package.use and add the use flags you desire. At least syncengine is recommended. At the time of writing this howto, use flags supported are gnome, serial, syncengine, and wininstallers.
app-pda/synce syncengine usb wininstallers
You will also need to use the ~x86 keyword for these packages. Thus, you will need something like the following in /etc/portage/package.keywords:
app-pda/synce ~x86 app-pda/synce-sync-engine ~x86 app-pda/synce-librtfcomp ~x86 app-pda/synce-pywbxml ~x86 dev-libs/libwbxml ~x86 app-pda/synce-rra ~x86 app-pda/synce-odccm ~x86 app-pda/synce-librapi2 ~x86 app-pda/synce-libsynce ~x86 ...
If you want to build the latest from the SVN trunk, use the ~* keyword instead.
Then emerge it!
emerge -va synce
The ebuilds for usb-rndis-lite, usb-rndis, and usb-rndis-ng currently do not work and are masked. Thus, you need to follow the instructions at Connecting_your_Windows_Mobile_2005_device_via_USB_(usb-rndis-lite).
To run synce-gnome-test.py from app-pda/synce-gnome, you may need to alter your python path:
synce-trayicon from app-pda/synce-trayicon claims to need dccm, but it will work if you manually start odccm before loading.
If emerge fails with a message similar to:
!!! subversion.eclass: ESVN_REPO_URI (or specified URI) and working copy's URL are not matched.
Then you have a stale svn download to get rid of:
sudo rm -rf /usr/portage/distfiles/svn-src/
- FUR - fuse based rapip driver for browsing a WM device as a normal unix file system.