[gambit-list] Compiling Gambit on Android/Termux

Phil Bewig pbewig at gmail.com
Sat May 13 20:03:26 EDT 2017


With Alexander's help, I got Chicken Scheme working on my tablet. Many
thanks to all who helped.

On May 9, 2017 1:26 PM, "Phil Bewig" <pbewig at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> line.
>
> 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)
> environment.
>
> 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
> evening.
>
> Again: Thanks to all!
>
> Phil
>
> 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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