cosmicvoyager
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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:01 am

Greetings,

Anyone know of a list of software available for ARM Linux?

Thanks

Nr90
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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:27 am

This link provides you with a list of all available ARM packages under the Fedora OS:

http://arm.koji.fedoraproject

And I believe this is the list for Debian

http://packages.debian.org/sta.....llpackages

cosmicvoyager
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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:01 am

Nr90 said:


This link provides you with a list of all available ARM packages under the Fedora OS:

http://arm.koji.fedoraproject

And I believe this is the list for Debian

http://packages.debian.org/sta.....llpackages


Hey. I'm kind of confused about that site. As a test, I searched for the only app I know about, XMBC, and it isn't listed. If that's all Fedora software, why isn't it there? Thanks.

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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:10 am

Pretty much all open source software for Linux will run on ARM.

If you run Debian, you can run straight out of the ARM repository if you like.

If you run Gentoo the packages are built for ARM from portage.

Just as examples, anyway.

As for the closed source (Skype, some games, Flash) the chances are slim.

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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:43 am

Get thee to the wiki ... get thee to the wiki:
http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard

and the OS and Distros page, in particular:
http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions
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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:25 am

cosmicvoyager said:


Hey. I"m kind of confused about that site. As a test, I searched for the only app I know about, XMBC, and it isn"t listed. If that"s all Fedora software, why isn"t it there? Thanks.


Because it hasn't been finished yet but it is being worked on. There are plenty of other packages available.

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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:24 pm

As mentioned for the most part you can look on the distro's own ARM repository pages.

Most of these packages should work on the pi but it isn't guaranteed.

You can also compile the program if you have the source code - but even then some compile files etc. will have x86 specific items which will need changing (at least according to what I have read on this forum - I'm not an expert)

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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:53 pm

Kernel said:


As mentioned for the most part you can look on the distro's own ARM repository pages.

Most of these packages should work on the pi but it isn't guaranteed.

You can also compile the program if you have the source code - but even then some compile files etc. will have x86 specific items which will need changing (at least according to what I have read on this forum - I'm not an expert)


I would also not that there is plenty of programs written in non-compiled languages which should run (as long as the library support is there) which are not listed in any distro's repositories.

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Re: List of ARM Linux software?

Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:27 pm

Kernel said:

You can also compile the program if you have the source code - but even then some compile files etc. will have x86 specific items which will need changing (at least according to what I have read on this forum - I'm not an expert)
That is not usually the case. What usually happens is that there is a bug in the code that "accidentally" happens to work in certain circumstances. Those certain circumstances might be: "PC with x86 processor". then when you have something else, the bug will show up.
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