[Barrelfish-users] compilation error in the latest release

Waqaas Munawar munawar at ira.uka.de
Fri Mar 4 16:22:59 CET 2011

On 04/03/11 05:14, C K Kashyap wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Waqaas Munawar <munawar at ira.uka.de 
> <mailto:munawar at ira.uka.de>> wrote:
>     Thanks Simon,
>     These patches work.
>     For what its worth, here are the steps that i followed to get the
>     barrelfish running in qemu.
>     1. Downloaded ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
>     2. Made a VMware virtual machine out of this.
>     3. updated it (sudo apt-get upate and applied the updates)
>     4. edited /etc/apt/source.list and replaced all instances of
>     "lucid" with "natty" and then updated (sudo apt-get update)
>     5. installed libghc-ghc6-paths-dev (which should ideally pull ghc6
>     alongwith)
>     6. reverted /etc/apt/source.list by replacing all instances of
>     "natty" with "lucid" and update (sudo apt-get update)
>     7. installed zlib1g-dev (sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev)
>     8. installed cabal (sudo apt-get install cabal-install)
>     9. update cabal ("cabal update", followed by "cabal install
>     cabal-install")
>     10. installed qemu (sudo apt-get install qemu)
>     11. followed the README in barrelfish/usr/splash2/ with new patches
>     12. then followed the README in barrelfish/
>     DONE.
>     the tools that I used were:
>     ghc  version 6.12.3
>     GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.20.1-system.20100303
>     gcc (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) 4.4.3
>     The size of the VMimage is 3.9GB. Perhaps some bytes can be saved
>     by compression but we will certainly not be able to host it. Is
>     anyone else interested in doing that ?
> Hey Waqaas ... you enumerated steps itself seems very useful - it's 
> sort of guaranteed to work ... I'm gonna give it a shot.
> I am guessing, you built the 32 bit barrelfish?
> Thanks,
> Kashyap

Sorry for delay, somehow I missed your mail earlier.
Well I am not sure about barrelfish, but I built it on a 32 bit machine. 
The target architecture for barrelfish was x86_64.

Secondly after compression the VM Image occupies 1.4GB.


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