Dave,

Thanks for the info.  We originally installed on a net-connected Ubuntu 8.  That installation created an ~/overo-oe directory instead of ~/gumstix-oe.  We followed instructions from gumstix.net for "setting up the build environment" in the documentation.  Then I foolishly copied the overo-oe directory over to my ubuntu 9.04 system thinking it would save time.  =P

Ultimately though, we plan to run the Gumstix build environment under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.  Would this be a problem?

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Dave Hylands <dhylands@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Wayne,

> I recently acquired a Gumstix overo board and wanted to get the build
> environment set up on an Ubuntu Linux desktop.  The instructions I found on
> the gumstix.net website for setting up the build environment consist of
> several steps that require an Internet connection for checking out code from
> an svn repository, downloading various packages, etc.  Is there a fairly
> straightforward method to get this set up offline?  The desktop I'm using
> cannot be connected to the Internet.

You'll probably want to look at this page:
<http://www.gumstix.net/wiki/index.php?title=Category:How_to_-_Ubuntu>
and pick the appropriate ubuntu version.

Realistically, I think you're going to need another computer which you
can connect to the internet in order to download all of the packages.

Once you've got the packages installed on that machine, you'll be able
to find all of the packages in /var/cache/apt/archives.

You'll need to copy these over to the non-internet machine, and install them.

Then you'll need to go back to the internet connected machine and do
an actual build of the tree. This will download a few hundred tar
files from various locations on the internet.

These will all get copied into your overo-oe/sources directory.

You'll want to copy everything except the /tmp tree to the non-internet tree.

You'll probably need a DVD (or an external USB harddrive). On my
machine this totals to about 2.5 Gb worth of files.

--
Dave Hylands
Shuswap, BC, Canada
http://www.DaveHylands.com/

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