[avahi] Re: Newbie to avahi, minimum install reqs?

Simo Hosio zion at ee.oulu.fi
Thu Feb 8 19:06:47 PST 2007

Hi Trent,
Exactly. My problem was that there is no ARMEL packages availble at all, 
and I just did not know how to build them since the environment is a little 
tricky..I managed to install it from sources,hooray. :) And anyway, I 
noticed that one guy is working on porting Avahi to Maemo (770 & N800),
so there will be packages also soon.


> Hi Simo,
> You probably wan't to install the distribution dev packages, if they are
> following debian style they are likely called libavahi-client-dev (which
> should pull in the other libraries you need) you may also want
> libavahi-glib-dev.
> Use those rather than copying things around from the source you may have
> more luck.
> Cheers,
> Trent
> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 05:08:41AM +0200, Simo Hosio wrote:
>> Hi to all,
>> I am intending to start using ovahi on MAEMO platform (Nokia 770 & N800
>> Internet tablets, based on Debian Linux). And the initial problem is that I
>> am not too familiar with Linux / C environment :)
>> I am able to install maemo libraries needed for running mDNS SD from ARMEL
>> packages found elsewhere(avahi-daemon, libavahi-client3,
>> libavahi-common-data, libavahi-common3 and libavahi-core4).
>> However, I suppose I need the libavahi-client-dev also installed in my
>> developer environment (using scratchbox). I have tried poking it around
>> manually, copying the headers to /usr/include and the .pc file for
>> pkgdonfig to /usr/lib/pkgconfig... Is this enough? Or how do I do it the
>> "right" way, i.e. does Avahi package contain a handy way to install single
>> components from sources, since ARMEL packages are not available.
>> What do I need to do in order to make e.g. the client-browse, and
>> client-publish working? Meaning the basic examples at avahi homepages..
>> compiling them with "gcc client-browse-services.c `pkg-config avahi-client
>> --cflags --libs'" just says:
>> /scratchbox/compilers/cs2005q3.2-glibc-arm/lib/gcc/arm-none-linux-gnueabi/3.4.4/../../../../arm-none-linux-gnueabi/bin/ld:
>> cannot find -lavahi-common
>> so obviously something needs more setupping :) My usr/lib has the following
>> avahi components:
>> libavahi-client.so.3
>> libavahi-client.so.3.1.1
>> libavahi-common.so.3
>> libavahi-common.so.3.3.0
>> libavahi-core.so.4
>> libavahi-core.so.4.0.1
>> I would dearly appreciate any help in this, since I think Avahi would do a
>> great job running on those lightweight devices also. Canola media player
>> at least uses it already on Maemo platform, and I Wish to do the same.
>> Best Regards,
>> Simo Hosio

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