[sisela] Another Tools/wavemon

Martin Ling sisela@earth.li
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 02:41:17 +0000

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 11:24:13PM -0200, Andre Ribeiro wrote:
> I saw a very good tool called wavemon thats show's in real time
> statistics about wireless cards but i can't ran in sisela 0.3.
> When i try run ./wavemon they says cannot find the file.

Because of the way the programs and libraries on the disk have been
compiled to save space, you generally can't add software to a Sisela
system and have it work - sorry!

Everything is compiled against the uClibc library, a more compact
alternative to the standard GNU libc. Binaries built for GNU libc (which
is what you'll get if you compile software on your usual Linux system)
won't work. There are no extra libraries beyond the absolute basics that
were needed, so for example no ncurses (a library useful for drawing
pretty pictures with text, required by Wavemon).

Furthermore, all the libraries are trimmed during the build process to
include only the functions that were actually needed for the programs on
the disk. So even if a program is compiled against uClibc and only uses
libc functions, it may still not work.

If you'd like extra software in your Sisela build, ask me and I'll try
to include it in a custom build, or the next version. Or, download the
source package and have a go at adding it yourself.