Yor Linux

I must apologize for the delays in my Hawaiian shirt reviews.  I’ve been working on a project called Yor Linux that has been taking more time than I anticipated.

Yor Linux is another Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) recompiled distribution.  That means that I take the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and recompile it.  I can then use the resulting binaries any way that I want to. It’s the same thing I was doing (with others) to create Scientific Linux.

Why am I doing it.  For several reasons, but the biggest is that I really enjoy doing it.  It’s fun for me.  I’m also doing things a bit different, because it’s mine and I can.  One thing that will be different with be the 64 bit build (x86_64).  RHEL has always have a combination of 64 and 32 bit binaries in the same distribution, but only a select few 32 bit binaries.  Mine will be just 64 bit by itself, and 32 bit by itself.  If you want 32 bit binaries in your 64 bit installation, you will be able to set that up, but you will get all of the 32 bit binaries, not just a handful.

Anyway, I’m finding Yor Linux taking more of my time than I expected, and my hawaiian shirt reviews were one of the things suffering because of it.

Open WebOS on Fedora 17

The Open WebOS team is hard at work. As soon as I finished my post to build OpenWebOS on Fedora 16, they had already updated the build script to include more items, particularly the web browser. The browser required libraries that were only found in Fedora 17.

I had been looking for an excuse to update to Fedora 17, and now I found one.

Unfortunatly they aren’t prepared for a bleeding edge distribution like Fedora. The library pbnjson that they want to build, doesn’t like the yajl version 2.0.4. Fedora 16, and all of the supported Ubuntu versions, have yajl 1.0.x. And this library builds just fine with all the 1.x version.

So, to make a long story short, I’m working on putting things into rpm’s, so that I can build these packages on my terms. It will take me longer than using their script, but I will have more control, and it will be more reproduceable.

So far, I am using the system cmake, and I have made the cmake-modules-webos rpm.


As I work my way through each module, I’ll see if I can just use the system version instead of the Open WebOS version. Hopefully that will make things more system independant.

Open WebOS on Fedora 16

Relavent Links:
https://github.com/openwebos – Source code for Open WebOS
https://github.com/openwebos/build-desktop – Scripts to get it built and working on your desktop


  • Open WebOS instructions and scripts are still in a state of being updated, this is a beta after all. So it’s possible my fixes aren’t needed, or possibly might not work.
  • This is on Fedora 16. Your milage may vary on anything else.

We are going to be following the from Open WebOS, but only modifying them to work on Fedora. When in doubt, follow the official instructions.

1 – Install Packages

  • yum -y install git git-core make autoconf libtool tcl unzip curl qt-dev gcc-c++ yajl-devel yajl qt-devel sqlite-devel pkgconfig
  • yum -y install gperf bison flex glib2-devel openssl-devel libXi-devel libXrandr-devel libXfixes-devel libXcursor-devel freetype-devel libXinerama-devel mesa-libGL-devel gstreamer-devel gstreamer-plugins-base-devel libicu-devel
  • yum -y install boost-devel boost-devel uriparser-devel c-ares-devel libsigc++-devel glibmm24-devel db4-devel libcurl-devel

2 – Setup

  • mkdir webos
  • cd webos
  • git clone git://github.com/openwebos/build-desktop.git
  • cd build-desktop
  • *patch build-webos-desktop.sh*
  • *edit install-webos-desktop.sh*

    You need to replace ${HOME} with the full path for your home. The reason for this is because you need to “sudo” this script, and when you do, it replaces ${HOME} with /root/. This is ok if you are doing all these steps as root, but if you are a normal user, you have broken links all over the place.

3 – Build and Install
From this point on, our steps are the same as the official instructions. But I will put them here so you just have one page.

  • ./build-webos-desktop.sh
  • sudo ./install-webos-desktop.sh

    Be sure to replace ${HOME} with the path for your home area.

3 – Start and Run
Again, this part is straight from the official instructions.

  • ./service-bus.sh start
  • ./service-bus.sh services
  • ./service-bus.sh init
  • ./run-luna-sysmgr.sh
  • *When you are done, close things down with*

    ./service-bus.sh stop


--- build-webos-desktop.sh.original	2012-09-08 09:08:02.573439051 -0500
+++ build-webos-desktop.sh	2012-09-07 22:49:51.403333099 -0500
@@ -892,8 +892,12 @@
     do_fetch openwebos/db8 $1 db8 submissions/
     ##### To build from your local clone of db8, change the following line to "cd" to your clone's location
-    cd $BASE/db8
+    #cd $BASE/db8
+    cd $BASE/db8.local/db8
+    #sed -i 's/TEST_TARGETS := libmojocore libmojodb/TEST_TARGETS := libmojodb/' build/Makefile.inc
+    #sed -i 's|/usr/local/lib|/usr/lib|' build/Makefile.inc
     make $JOBS -e PREFIX=$LUNA_STAGING -f Makefile.Ubuntu install BUILD_TYPE=release
+    #make $JOBS -e PREFIX=$LUNA_STAGING -f Makefile.Ubuntu install BUILD_TYPE=debug
     # NOTE: Make binary findable in /usr/lib/luna so ls2 can match the role file
     cp release-linux-x86/mojodb-luna "${ROOTFS}/usr/lib/luna/"
     # TODO: remove after switching to cmake
@@ -914,6 +918,7 @@
     ##### To build from your local clone of configurator, change the following line to "cd" to your clone's location
     cd $BASE/configurator
+    sed -i 's|-llunaservice -lmojo|-llunaservice /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 -lmojo|' Makefile.inc
     ARCH_LDFLAGS="-Wl,-rpath-link $LUNA_STAGING/lib" make $JOBS -f Makefile.Ubuntu
     # NOTE: Make binary findable in /usr/lib/luna so ls2 can match the role file
     cp debug-linux-x86/configurator "${ROOTFS}/usr/lib/luna/"