Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Compile git on iPad

Having gcc up and running on an iPad, you should make a symbolic link so that cc points to gcc in /usr/bin (ln /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/cc) .

Download and extract the latest source from gitHub

curl –O -k

tar xvf master

Build by issuing the following command in the extracted source dir (which I renamed to git):


Sign the app:

ldid –S git

And you are ready to use git to clone the webinos repository Smile 

iPad:~/git root# ./git clone git:// ../webinos
Cloning into '../webinos'...
warning: templates not found /var/root/share/git-core/templates
remote: Counting objects:
4297, done.
remote: Compressing objects:
100% (2384/2384), done.
remote: Total
4297 (delta 1827), reused 3944 (delta 1647)
Receiving objects:
100% (4297/4297), 46.08 MiB | 275 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas:
100% (1827/1827), done.
Checking out files:
100% (1682/1682), done.

iPad iOS 5.1 “configure: error: connot run C compiled programs.”

I recently tried to compile a program in my iPad which runs iOS 5.1.1. Installing the gcc is quite straight forward and if you follow a slightly updated version of tootallnate’s guide you will easily get to the point of having gcc (get the iOS 5.0 sdk instead of 4.3 mainly). The problem is that Apple changed iOS 5 to run only signed apps and this renders most of the existing configure scripts useless.