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@simsb wrote:

after running an earlier version [909] installed with ipkg I’m trying to compile 1498. This is on an NSLU2 running OpenSlug so there aren’t any binaries available as far as I can tell?

The ./configure stage has run ok but make stops with an error from the version of the ar utility on OpenSlug. Any ideas how to get round this one?

ar cru .libs/out-daap.a out-daap.o out-daap-proto.o
BusyBox v1.01 (2006.06.09-14:27+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: ar [-o] [-v] [-p] [-t] [-x] ARCHIVE FILES

Extract or list FILES from an ar archive.

-o preserve original dates
-p extract to stdout
-t list
-x extract
-v verbosely list files processed

make[3]: *** [] Error 1

I think you’ll need the full-on binutils ar, rather than just the busybox one. The busybox one looks to only be able to extract, not create archives.

— Ron