Instructions to rebuild a Debian package
The WD My Cloud device firmware versions 04.00.00 and later use a modified version of Debian Linux which uses 64K sized memory pages. In order to build Debian packages for use on a 64K page-size device, an “qemu-emulated native” build system is used, which contains the binutils package modified for 64K page-size alignment.
- x86 PC with 64-bit Ubuntu or Debian installed
- packages qemu-user-static and binfmt-support installed on host build system
- Modified binutils package with 64K page size support. A pre-built version is included in binutils directory. There is no need to re-build binutils, however, instructions are provided in the source package (see binutils/README-binutils-64K-pagesize.txt).
Run the script:
./build-armhf64k-package.sh <package_name> <suite>
<package_name> is the name of the package you would like to build.
<suite> is the Debian suite version. E.g., “wheezy” (i.e. stable) or “jessie” (i.e. testing).
Above are the instructions provided by WD in the Readme file of the GPL sources.
Although I have matched all the prerequisites, I’m unable to build the packages with various error messages.
The script to build the packages is
./build-armhf-package.sh <–pagesize=64k or 4k> <package_name> <suite>
I need some help to build a few packages, so please let me know.
LE: All the testing was done on a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04, and the errors are related to chroot ‘/bin/bash’ not found. Only once I could make the script to work but it failed, so no package was built.