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#1 Jan. 27, 2011 10:58:51

Albert A.
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[Mspgcc-users] Help offer for MSPDebug and MSPGCC packages on Ubuntu Maverick


Hi all,

I am the happy owner of a TI EZ-430 Chronos kind-of-watch-and-dev-kit
and of course I'd like to do some development on it.

I see that MSPDebug was packaged for Ubuntu Natty, however, I am on
Maverick and won't switch to Natty until at least its official launch;
but I don't want to wait, so I'd be happy to give a hand in backporting
MSPDebug to Maverick, and packaging mspgcc4 for it too. To be honest
I've never done packaging for Ubuntu but that can't be hard for a
developer, can it? :)

Also, a bit of an aside but maybe some EZ-430 users hanging around can
tell: are there tools for re-programming the EZ-430 Chronos USB access
point? Mine was unfortunately shipped with a 915 MHz / US firmware while
the order (and box, and watch) was for 868 MHz / EU; the watch can be
programmed to either frequency with only the EZ-430 kit, the access
point cannot -- you need a box (CC Debug IIRC) from TI. I worked it
around by programming the watch for 915 MHz as well, but I want a real fix.

As I don't want to spend much money on returning the whole set to the
seller or on buying the programming box from TI, and since the
programming protocol is known, I am therefore thinking of using my
Olimex ARM-USB-OCD probe (actually a generic bitbang-capable probe) and
libftdi (in bit-bang mode) to implement the protocol and then reprogram
the access point (maybe even provide debugging means, but that's for a
8051-link MPU so that part is out of scope here on mspgcc-users). But
before I dig into this, I just want to check if no one has already done
this.

Thanks in advance,

Amicalement,
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#2 Jan. 29, 2011 08:33:22

Luca B.
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Albert ARIBAUD scrisse:

> I see that MSPDebug was packaged for Ubuntu Natty, however, I am on
> Maverick and won't switch to Natty until at least its official
> launch; but I don't want to wait, so I'd be happy to give a hand in
> backporting MSPDebug to Maverick, and packaging mspgcc4 for it too.
> To be honest I've never done packaging for Ubuntu but that can't be
> hard for a developer, can it? :)

Packaging is already done, you just need to build it in a clean
maverick chroot.
You may want to follow-up to:https://bugs.launchpad.net/lucid-backports/+bug/697155https://bugs.launchpad.net/maverick-backports/+bug/697154And poke someone on the Ubuntu-backport ship, as I opened those bugs
almost a month ago and got no reply. I have not enough rights to upload
there.

mspgcc4 is on its way too, but we agreed upon waiting for the uniarch
stuff before going for an upload.
All package-related stuff is and will be happening on alioth
collab-maint:http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/PackagingProjectCheers, Luca

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#3 Jan. 29, 2011 14:04:58

Luca B.
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Albert ARIBAUD scrisse:

> Thanks Bruno. I've subscribed, indicated the bug affects me and left
> a comment. What else can I do? Because...

You may try to build the source package (.dsc), and report on the bug
if any dependance is missing or other changes are needed.

> > mspgcc4 is on its way too, but we agreed upon waiting for the
> > uniarch stuff before going for an upload.
> > All package-related stuff is and will be happening on alioth
> > collab-maint:http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/PackagingProject>
> Does that mean there will be a
>
>http://pkg-mspdebug.alioth.debian.org/?

I think it's not worth at this point having a subproject for that.
So, they're currently under generic collab-maint, as in:http://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/mspdebug.git;a=summaryhttp://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/binutils-msp430.git;a=summaryhttp://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/gcc-msp430.git;a=summaryhttp://git.debian.org/?p=collab-maint/gdb-msp430.git;a=summaryAs said, the bottom ones are empty and won't be pushed until next
mspgcc(v4) release.

Cheers, Luca

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