I have the source code... now what?

nomar

[H]ard|Gawd
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Not new to Linux, but new to compiling from source.

I have a digital music server that runs on QNX. The manufacturer has created a new OS for it based on Linux. In order to upgrade from the QNX version to the Linux version, I'd have to go through a dealer and pay for it...

However, they have made the source for the Linux version available on their website. I've downloaded it and now want to compile it so I can install it on my music server... how exactly do I do this?

BTW, the server is a SFF Pentium III with a CD drive and a hard drive - so I just need to create a CD I can boot from (not a live CD).

The source is a .tar with a "pkgs" folder in the root.

Thanks in advance...
 

jpmkm

That Ain't Mayo On My Lip...
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Damn, my crystal ball broke yesterday. :( It's a bit difficult to provide specific directions without knowing specifically what you are talking about. Doesn't the tarball you downloaded include installation instructions? If you'll provide a link to the tarball you downloaded then perhaps it will be a bit easier to help. :)

edit: btw, what does booting from a cd have to do with this?
 

nomar

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Well, if the tarball had instructions I would have read them and done it by myself :rolleyes:

So you want to download a 700MB file just to see how to help me? That's so nice.

How about I just post what is in the tarball....

Thanks again for any help.

HTML:
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jpmkm

That Ain't Mayo On My Lip...
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That package listing definitely looks like an entire linux distribution. However, the package listing alone is not enough to know how to install it(if it was, I'm sure you'd have it installed by now. ;) ). I was under the impression that you were downloading a single piece of software, not an entire distribution. After a quick scan of the package list, I'm not seeing anything that isn't part of any regular distro; certainly not any special music server software. If there is any more information about this software you can provide(a name would be a great start), that would be great. As it is, a list of packages isn't all that helpful.
 

nomar

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OK thanks. It is the AudioRequest by Request Multimedia.Here's the article I wrote about it - which is the reason why I have it, and the reason why I can't go through a dealer to update it.

Go to request.com and click on Support/Downloads and you'll see where I got the package from... that's all the info they'll give you.

Many people on their support forums have asked how to get the distro and they always say "you have to go through a dealer to upgrade".... BS
 

BillLeeLee

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This is like how Red Hat does things for its Enterprise Linux distributions. To get the binary, precompiled Linux installation, you need to pay them or have a support contract with them.

However, because of the GPL license, they do have to provide the source free of charge, so you can get Red Hat Enterprise Linux's source code for free and build the entire distribution by yourself.

Same situation here - so you're not building just a software program, but you're actually going to be building a complete Linux distribution of sorts. And of course, they will provide basically zero instructions because they want you to pay. ;)

I'm downloading the source right now to see for myself. I think I'll have some time to look at it this week, maybe.
 

jpmkm

That Ain't Mayo On My Lip...
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Okay it all makes more sense now. :) It looks like they are building a proprietary solution on top of a GPL base. Legally they have to provide the GPL stuff to anyone who asks for it, but if the proprietary stuff doesn't directly use any GPL code, then they don't have to release it for free. What you downloaded is essentially a linux distribution that they used as a base for their proprietary package. It doesn't appear that you can download the music server package itself. I looked around on their forum a bit, but I didn't see anyone asking about how to get this for free.
 

nomar

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Hmmm, I see what you're saying. Unfortunate...

It sounds like even if we create a distro out of this, it still probably won't have the software to actually do what the thing is designed to do.

Maybe my next step is to get registered as a dealer. :D
 

NemesisBLK

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BillLeeLee said:
However, because of the GPL license, they do have to provide the source free of charge, so you can get Red Hat Enterprise Linux's source code for free and build the entire distribution by yourself.

Actually, technically, RH can charge you. The GPL does not prevent an organization, such as Red Hat, from charging you a fee for access to the source code from their ftp site.

Does the GPL allow me to charge a fee for downloading the program from my site?

Yes. You can charge any fee you wish for distributing a copy of the program. If you distribute binaries by download, you must provide "equivalent access" to download the source--therefore, the fee to download source may not be greater than the fee to download the binary.

SOURCE

Red Hat could charge the customers a fee to download the source code, but it has a limit. They choose not to however; especially for those that don't purchase a RHEL license which allows free public access to the source code.

More reading:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html#HighOrLowFeesAndGPL
 

bobbydole

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NemesisBLK said:
Actually, technically, RH can charge you. The GPL does not prevent an organization, such as Red Hat, from charging you a fee for access to the source code from their ftp site.



SOURCE

Red Hat could charge the customers a fee to download the source code, but it has a limit. They choose not to however; especially for those that don't purchase a RHEL license which allows free public access to the source code.

More reading:
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html#HighOrLowFeesAndGPL


Doesn't that just refer to the cost of bandwidth or the cost of the CD or DVD. Couldn't any one host it, give it away, whatever once they had it..?
 
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