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Smart.js build fails on RPI

Zille MeierZille Meier Charlottesville
the latest git clone repo does not build successfully on RPI (update and upgraded debian wheezy 7.9)
performed this: "git clone"
and then: "make" as root

Got the following message ( missing in initializer)
root@raspberrypi:/home/pi/smart.js/smartjs/platforms/posix# make
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/pi/smart.js/v7'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for 'v7.c'.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/pi/smart.js/v7'
  CC lnx_gpio.c -> build/lnx_gpio.o
lnx_gpio.c: In function ‘gpio_export’:
lnx_gpio.c:22:10: error: missing initializer [-Werror=missing-field-initializers]
lnx_gpio.c:22:10: error: (near initialization for ‘s.__pad1’) [-Werror=missing-field-initializers]
lnx_gpio.c: In function ‘gpio_set_edge’:
lnx_gpio.c:113:3: error: comparison of unsigned expression < 0 is always false [-Werror=type-limits]
cc1: all warnings being treated as errors
Makefile:142: recipe for target 'build/lnx_gpio.o' failed
make: *** [build/lnx_gpio.o] Error 1


  • Hi!
    Did you try to use `smartjs/platforms/posix/` instead of base `make`?
    This is script for compilation for ARM on x86 (i.e cross-compilation). 
    Basically, it is general way for compilation for ARM.
    I just tried - works OK (for me, of course)
  • Zille MeierZille Meier Charlottesville
    this "./" only bring me to the docker help screen:
    root@raspberrypi:/home/pi/smart.js/smartjs/platforms/posix# ./
    docker - version 1.4
    Copyright 2003, Ben Jansens <>

    Usage: docker [OPTIONS]

      -help             Show this help.
      -display DISPLAY  The X display to connect to.
      -border           The width of the border to put around the
                        system tray icons. Defaults to 1.
      -vertical         Line up the icons vertically. Defaults to
      -wmaker           WindowMaker mode. This makes docker a
                        fixed size (64x64) to appear nicely in
                        in WindowMaker.
                        Note: In this mode, you have a fixed
                        number of icons that docker can hold.
      -iconsize SIZE    The size (width and height) to display
                        icons as in the system tray. Defaults to
      -color COLOR      The background color to use for the tray.
                        Defaults to whatever color the window
                        manager specifies.

  • Zille MeierZille Meier Charlottesville
    some more:
    root@raspberrypi:/home/pi/smart.js/smartjs/platforms/posix# cat

    SDK=$(cat arm_sdk.version)
    DEVDIR=$(dirname $(dirname $(dirname $PWD)))

    # Note: "//" in "//bin/bash" is a workaround for a boot2docker bug on Windows.
    exec docker run --rm -it -v ${DEVDIR}:/cesanta ${SDK} //bin/bash -c "cd /cesanta/smartjs/platforms/posix && make $@"

    root@raspberrypi:/home/pi/smart.js/smartjs/platforms/posix# cat arm_sdk.version

  • Actually, `` is intended to run on host (x86) machine.
    The Docker you have on RPI isn't docker you need to build.
    It is another packet:

    So, you can try to install docker (this - on RPI, but I cannot recommend this.
    Also, you can try to build smart.js directly on ARM (w/out docker), but in order to do this, you need to install a lot of dependencies and ESP SDK.
    I.e. the best option - install Docker on PC, build FW and copy it to RPI.
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