[gambit-list] Compiling Gambit on Android/Termux

Phil Bewig pbewig at gmail.com
Tue May 9 14:26:57 EDT 2017

Thanks to all!

Abdelhakim: That script mentions ndk, which makes it look to me like a
cross-compiler for building apk applications from a Linux host. I want to
compile on the tablet itself, and call the program from the Termux command

Bradley: Sorry to hear that. But I'm not actually compiling on Android, I'm
trying to compile on Termux, which is a Unix-like (not Android-like)

Vincent: I'm not in any way wedded to Termux. I'll take a look at GNURoot.

Alexander: Sounds great! I'll look forward to hearing from you again this

Again: Thanks to all!


On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:32 PM, Alexander Shendi (web.de) <
Alexander.Shendi at web.de> wrote:

> Hi Phil, dear list,
> In the past I have successfully built Gambit 4.8.5 for Android /Termux.
> You have to say ($PREFIX is predefined by Termux) :
> CONFIG_SHELL=$PREFIX/bin/sh . /configure ...
> IIRC. Also you have to fix the shebang path in 2 more scripts for
> installation to work. I am currently on my way to work, but can look them
> up in the evening.
> Good luck and best regards,
> Alexander
> Am 9. Mai 2017 03:28:59 MESZ schrieb Phil Bewig <pbewig at gmail.com>:
>> I recently purchased an Android tablet, a Lenovo TAB2 A10; it uses a
>> Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 ARM7 32-bit processor with 2GB RAM. I installed the
>> Termux program from the Google Play Store, which provides a unix-like
>> command-line environment with BusyBox and a host of programs including gcc.
>> Termux is rather non-standard in its directory structure, with the root of
>> the system at /data/data/com.termux/files (call that directory TERMUX) and
>> high-level subdirectories $TERMUX/home for the default user u0_a111 and
>> $TERMUX/usr where you will find bin, etc, include, lib, libexec, share,
>> src, tmp and var. All of the normal unix executables are in
>> $TERMUX/usr/bin, even those that normally reside in /bin.
>> I would like to have a Scheme REPL on my tablet. Can Gambit Scheme be
>> compiled on my machine? What configuration options will I need to supply?
>> What problems should I expect? Has anybody successfully compiled Gambit
>> Scheme in this environment? I've never compiled Gambit Scheme before, and
>> I'm not an accomplished C programmer, so please keep things simple.
>> Here's an example of the kind of problems I expect. I downloaded Gambit
>> 4.7 and did tar -zxvf. The I ran ./configure, but had an error because
>> /bin/sh isn't in /bin/sh. I edited the shebang line on ./configure and ran
>> it again, and got an error "cannot run /bin/sh ./config.sub".
>> I expect some pain. . . .
>> Many thanks,
>> Phil
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