Clickable: Errors during compilation of 'system-settings' app



  • Hi all, I'm trying to learn how to use clickable. I've got a Ubuntu 18.04 in a VM as development environment. Trying out one of the app-templates works perfectly. Now I'd like to compile the 'system-settings' app since I made a minor change to test something. What I do is:

    1. git clone "link to github of system-settings app"
    2. enter directory of newly created system-settings app
    3. clickable --vivid (since my phone is running UT 15.04 (r3))

    Then I get a bunch of cmake errors à la:

    -- checking for one of the modules 'upower-glib'
    CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-3.0/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:429 (message):
    None of the required 'upower-glib' found

    Every single one of them being a module that couldn't be found. Am I getting something horribly wrong? Does this app have to be compiled in another way? Or if not, how can I find and download the missing modules?

    Thanks a lot in advance for any help! :)



  • I don't think you can build the settings app with clickable as it is not a .click but a .deb so you should use crossbuilder to build it



  • @mymike Thanks a lot for your idea. While trying out crossbuilder I stumbled upon another problem, namely:

    Building ubuntu-system-settings for armhf and deploying to device.
    Creating LXD container ubuntu-system-settings-usdk-15-04-amd64-armhf-dev using ubports-sdk:ubuntu-sdk-15.04-amd64-armhf-dev.
    Error: Remote ubports-sdk exists as https://sdk-images.ubports.com
    Creating ubuntu-system-settings-usdk-15-04-amd64-armhf-dev
    Error: Failed container creation: The requested image couldn't be found.

    It seems like the desired image couldn't be found and indeed, when visiting https://sdk-images.ubports.com/releases, the folder for vivid seems to be empty. Do you know if the image has been moved (hopefully not removed)?

    Thanks again for your help! :)



  • The vivid image was never on that server. Indeed, the current crossbuilder does not support Vivid; you could try using an older version, for example this one, but to be honest I'm not very optimistic about the chances of success: I haven't been working with Vivid since a long time.



  • Do you have Unity8 packages installed in this VM? If so, you can edit the list in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubports.list (IIRC, that's the file the install script creates), and duplicate the line within that starts with deb but change the second copy to be deb-src instead, then run apt-get update and sudo apt-get build-dep ubuntu-system-settings to install the build dependencies.

    Then you can simply run (mkdir -p build && cd build && cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release && make -j<your cpu core count assigned to the VM>) and you should end up with a build of system settings under the ./build directory inside the source tree, where you should be able to test your changes from.



  • Thanks a lot for your help @mardy and @dobey ! :) The older version of crossbuilder seems not to work either, as you predicted @mardy. But since OTA-5 just got released I think I'll spare myself from setting up Unity8 (at least for the moment) and will just wait till I receive the update and then try to build for 16.04. Again a big thank you to both of you and have a nice day! :)


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to UBports Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.