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Old 11-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #16
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I believe, you can also use armhf on Kindle Touch.
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I believe, you can also use armhf on Kindle Touch.
The hardware supports it, the existing Amazon provided libraries do not.
You'll need the "twobob method" of replacing the system library in use dynamically.
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The hardware supports it, the existing Amazon provided libraries do not.
You'll need the "twobob method" of replacing the system library in use dynamically.
Is any system libraries used with chroot to Debian?
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Is any system libraries used with chroot to Debian?
The system dynamic loader is, even from within a chroot.
And that old one in the Amazon provided system does not know how to handle mixed mode libraries.

Unless you are specifically using VFP3 or NEON instructions, stick with the armel binaries.

(We have been through this before here, just not as often as: "Re-charge the battery".)
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More ARM compiled Linux binaries can run already. If you're talking about GUI ubuntu programs, then it's highly unlikely.
Now where is yifan to see how much progress we've done. Come here man, come.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:06 PM   #21
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How can I install dpkg to my kindle?

Hello~
I have kindle paper white.
My kindle was rooted.
I would like to install debian pkg to my kindle.
but my kindle does not have dpkg.
how can I install dpkg to my kindle?
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Hello~
I have kindle paper white.
My kindle was rooted.
I would like to install debian pkg to my kindle.
but my kindle does not have dpkg.
how can I install dpkg to my kindle?
Wrong question - you can't (easily) install dpkg on your Kindle.
You will run out of resources to install / use dpkg long before you make much progress in that direction.

Instead:

Unpack the *.deb (it is an ar archive) -
Manually move the relevant portion of the the contents to user storage -
Move dependencies to user storage -
Set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH as required - ( http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Program-Librar...libraries.html ) -
Specify any sysroot needed -
execute the program.

twobob has posted a lot on the use of various Debian packages on the Kindle - with details of the setup involved.
He has also posted a script that will check the executable's dependencies against what is already stored on the Kindle, and list the ones you would need to add.

We also have a file system layout that we recommend be used:
https://bitbucket.org/twobob/kual-system

Be sure to use an old enough release of Debian that the Kindle's libc will be usable.
I seem to recall that most compatible Debian binaries come from the Woody release:
http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive
YMMV

- - - -

This thread is about running a copy of Debian in a (file based) chroot on the Kindle -
Another way to get a Debian application running (and this chroot does have dpkg installed in it).

If you can't get a Debian binary to run (for whatever reason) - you can build from the Debian source within this chroot (you may need to enable swap).
Some people find this method easier than cross-compiling.

Note: With swap enabled, you can build a fairly large application - -
twobob has built webkit-gtk in this chroot (it only took 2 1/2 days for the Kindle to get the job done).

Actually, back when he had hobby time available, twobob built / ported / cross-compiled nearly anything that would stand still long enough.
Lots and lots of examples left behind here (and on bit bucket, git hub, etc.)

- - - -

I sent him a (well, two) quad core ARM machine to use as a "build machine" a few months ago - something a tad bit faster than a slow, single core, Kindle.
when (if) he ever has any hobby time available - he will return.

- - - -

tl;dr: PS: Just what Debian package do you want to add? We may already have it here.

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Old 05-15-2014, 04:29 AM   #23
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:55 AM   #24
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I'd add that, with no proper debricking possibilities on the PW (USB download mode) without opening it up, a full conversion on a PW is a risky endeavor anyway .
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:13 AM   #25
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So, I have a Kindle Keyboard 3G.

How far along is this distro, in practicality? (I've run Linux on a couple of machines, but I'm still not totally sure what I'm reading when it comes to technical details.)

I'd love to get it running on my Kindle so that I could read my books, listen to music and audiobooks, and a decent modern web browser. Hopefully, it could even support 3G. Perhaps a few simpler games, a slim copy of LibreOffice, and a calculator.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:29 AM   #26
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Then spoiler: nope.

IIRC, it works fairly decently as a CLI system, with a few quirks, but a full GUI, not there yet.
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