trying to get started with 0.6.3

T.Michael Turney tmiket at
Wed Dec 9 16:35:52 GMT 2009

Quoting Kees Jongenburger <kees.jongenburger at>:

> Hi Michael,
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 11:39 PM, T.Michael Turney
> <tmiket at>wrote:
>> > The --sysconfdir is probably the one you're missing - though you should
>> > get prefix and exec-prefix right too
>> >
>> > Scott
>> > --
>> Thanks Scott, using same configuration line as you specify above,
>> I can now boot my board with my own version of /sbin/init.
>> Let the fun begin now!
>> Just out interest what does your build environment look like?
> we ran into problems when trying to cross compile.
> Greetings

Fortunately I have the benefit of a native (albeit slow) ARM environment.
Before trying to play with upstart I debootstrapped a Karmic ARM rootfs,
put it on an SDCard and boot a Beagle board with it.  My environment then is:
A) ARM host (Beagle board)
B) rootfs on SDCard, including all development tools
C) source (upstart package) on NFS-mount from my Ubuntu laptop.

Laptop and Beagle are both on Karmic version of Ubuntu.
I can apt-get from either host and source packages are
visible to both hosts.  Compiles are slower on Beagle than
an x86 box, but for $100 investment you have a native ARM environment.

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