Quick Build in seven-1 easy steps
1. Make sure you have got a system with a running compiler as well as
functional GNU tools. T2 can be compiled on almost all newer Linux
installations, if you have installed the correct packages. You can
also download and install a precompiled
T2 iso image to
bootstrap the build.
2. Get the latest tarball of the
and extract it, or do an checkout from the
T2 subversion repository
to get the latest T2 develpoment snapshot:
svn co https://svn.exactcode.de/t2/trunk t2-trunk
T2 has quite minimal build requirements, along the usual Unix tools such
as a shell, sed and awk only a working (ANSI) C compiler and the ncurses
library and it's development headers (ncurses-devel) are required.
3. Become root, change into the T2 directory and type
scripts/Config -cfg system
to get into a text based configuration menu.
(Currently building as root is a script requirement for the permissions (yes,
we know about fakeroot) but more due to the chroot sandbox build. We have plans
to get rid of this limitation.)
Setup your target architecture, processor type and optimization and
choose a target (e.g the desktop
target). For information on the other
config options, consult the T2 handbook
(4. The sources for your the selected target will be downloaded on-the-fly.
Although you could download them manually using
scripts/Download -cfg system -required
if you prefer to do so.
Remember that it consumes space. For example, the complete source for a
non-GUI minimal system weight 640 MB, while a minimal desktop system with a
web brower easily would easily lean towards 4 GB.)
5. Start the build.
scripts/Build-Target -cfg system
A full build of the desktop
target takes about a day on a 3 Ghz
Athlon or 2GHz PowerPC G5 - a build of all packages included T2 likely
takes 3 days or more.
6. Create the iso images with
and look for files named my-own-t2_cd*.iso in
the current directory. Write each to an USB drive, or an optical disc
and boot from the first.