Setting up the build environment

Your host PC needs a number of tools installed before you can begin to port. This section describes the necessary preparations.

Prerequisites

When setting up the build environment you need to have Python 3.6 or newer installed on your system. This can be installed via your system’s package management system. Significant changes in syntax were introduced from Python 2 to Python 3, and some stages of the porting process may require Python 2 instead of Python 3. To check which version is active on your system, type:

python -V

Примечание

Any Linux distribution can easily be set up to switch between Python versions. Consult the documentation for your distribution to find out how this can be done.

Debian (Stretch or newer) / Ubuntu (16.04 or 18.04)

If your host PC has a 64-bit architecture (amd64), enable the usage of the i386 architecture:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Update your package lists to take advantage of the new architecture:

sudo apt update

Install the required dependencies:

sudo apt install git gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential \
zip bzr curl libc6-dev libncurses5-dev:i386 x11proto-core-dev \
libx11-dev:i386 libreadline6-dev:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 \
libgl1-mesa-dev g++-multilib mingw-w64-i686-dev tofrodos \
python-markdown libxml2-utils xsltproc zlib1g-dev:i386 schedtool \
repo liblz4-tool bc lzop imagemagick libncurses5 rsync

Ubuntu (20.04 or newer)

If your host PC has a 64-bit architecture (amd64), enable the usage of the i386 architecture:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Update your package lists to take advantage of the new architecture:

sudo apt update

Install the required dependencies:

sudo apt install git gnupg flex bison gperf build-essential \
zip bzr curl libc6-dev libncurses5-dev:i386 x11proto-core-dev \
libx11-dev:i386 libreadline6-dev:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 \
libgl1-mesa-dev g++-multilib mingw-w64-i686-dev tofrodos \
python3-markdown libxml2-utils xsltproc zlib1g-dev:i386 schedtool \
liblz4-tool bc lzop imagemagick libncurses5 rsync \
python-is-python3

Create a directory named „bin“ in your home directory, and include it in your path:

mkdir -p ~/bin
echo export PATH=\$PATH:\$HOME/bin >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

Download the repo script and make it executable:

curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo > ~/bin/repo
chmod a+rx ~/bin/repo

Arch

If your host PC has a 64-bit architecture, you need to add the [multilib] repository to your /etc/pacman.conf . This will allow you to install and run i686 packages. Please refer to ‘Official Repositories/multilib’ on the Arch Wiki.

Make sure you have the base-devel package installed.

Install the required dependencies from AUR:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/halium-devel.git && cd halium-devel && makepkg -i