Building for RISC OS

Dave Higton dave at
Tue Sep 1 22:01:14 BST 2015

In message <OUT-55E2334A.MD-1.4.17.chris.young at>
          "Chris Young" <chris.young at> wrote:

>On Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:07:47 +0100, Dave Higton wrote:
>> All of us on the NS users ML were reminded recently that there is no
>> maintainer of the RISC OS port of NS.
>> I have looked a couple of times at the docs for building the various
>> ports of NS, but, unless I've missed something, there don't seem to
>> be any instructions for building for RISC OS.
>> I understand that it's a cross compilation on a Linux machine (or a
>> very long wait for every build!).  I really have very little idea
>> what I have to install on my Ubuntu box to build NS, nor what to do
>> when I have the build tools.
>> So, have I missed something?
>This, maybe?

There are just a couple of discrepancies when using Ubuntu:

1) root doesn't really exist;

2) "sudo source", which I had expected to use as the nearest
equivalent, didn't understand source as a command.  However,
"source" /was/ understood - albeit that's of course executed
as ordinary user, not what the docs say to do.

Does this mean I've missed something else?


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