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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Installing TeXmacs on Linux Smartphone

From: Sam Liddicott
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Installing TeXmacs on Linux Smartphone
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:32:57 -0000
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On 08/03/11 20:55, Peter Koepke wrote:

Dear all,

I want to install TeXmacs on my Nokia N900 phone. The phones processor and memory are powerful enough so that they should be able to run a very decent TeXmacs. The N900's operating system is Maemo 5 which is a Linux distribution derived from Debian (http://maemo.org)

I tried to install TeXmacs according to the directions on the TeXmacs homepage: Download > Binaries

    gunzip -c TeXmacs-[version]-[your system].tar.gz | tar xvf -
    export TEXMACS_PATH=[installation directory]
    export PATH=$TEXMACS_PATH/bin:$PATH

This works OK. But when I type

    texmacs &

I get errors like
....texmacs.bin: line 1: syntax error:"(" unexpected

On my Ubuntu PC the same procedure runs fine.

Could this be a shell problem? The X Terminal of the N900 is a BusyBox v1.10.2 which seems to be an "sh"-shell. The PC has a full bash shell.

Also I installed the little Debian distribution "Easy Debian" (http://wiki.maemo.org/Easy_Debian) and got similar results. Easy Debian also has an "sh"-shell.

I would appreciate any comments and suggestions.

I'm guessing - but I wonder if the binary you downloaded suits the architecture/processor on your phone; and that the executable form was not recognized so the binary was passed to the shell to run - which failed as it is not a shell script.

Did you consider that you might need to compile for your phone? (perhaps using easy debian on your phone as the compile environment)


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