truxntrax
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Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:47 pm

As I pay for file backups using the ubuntu one service I wanted to see if I can access from Raspian on the pi.

Have followed a couple of guides to get Ubuntu one working on Wheezy but not succeeded in getting the syncing or the gui client to reveal itself...

These are the guides I have treied:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=63310
(run into problems with python-apport)

http://blog.pinguinplanet.de/2012/05/ub ... heezy.html

Anyone had any success?

Thanks

Cloudcentric
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:35 pm

First and foremost Raspbian IS NOT Debian Wheezy, it is compiled from Debian Wheezy ARMHF ARMv7, the Pi has ARMv6 Architecture

Secondly the links you posted is in relation to x86 architecture, Ubuntu have given up on ARM Ports of the 'Buntu family, hence why Ubuntu was not ported to the Pi.

https://one.ubuntu.com/downloads is only listed for x86 Ubuntu and it seems that there are issues when running with native Debian.
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truxntrax
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Appreciate your observations... Any advise on how I may get it running on the PI? I guess my other approach would be to go back to the last version of Ubuntu that supports the chip set and try to install that way?

I believe there are issues running on Debian but some people with more skills than me seem to have achieved this.

Therefore has anyone achieved on the pi?

Thoughts?

Thanks

ghans
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:51 pm

The last version of Ubuntu for ARMv6 is Ubuntu 9 AFAIK.
Don't know the codename.


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Cloudcentric
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:57 pm

OK fired up my Raspbian install and fully updated in Command Line:

sudo su
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
sync
reboot

Logged in as user and into GUI and downloaded ubuntuone-client https://launchpad.net/ubuntuone-client and unpacked

In 'Root Terminal' change to directory unpacked in and run http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/softinstall.html

./configure

though had to install extra packages before it stopped complaining:

lidbus-glib-1-dev
xutils-dev
intltool

...again run

./configure
make
make install

BUT the program refuses to launch, which knowing my skill level is not surprising.....................
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Cloudcentric
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:00 pm

ghans wrote:The last version of Ubuntu for ARMv6 is Ubuntu 9 AFAIK.
Don't know the codename.


ghabs
Ubuntu targets the ARMv7 and above Application Processor family (Cortex A8, A9 and above). Currently the archive supports ARM EABI, with an expectation of minimum compliance with the ARMv7+VFP ISA. Where possible Ubuntu targets the Thumb2 instruction set.

Limited support for earlier instruction sets (ARMv5t, ARMv6) was available in early releases of the ARM port (jaunty, karmic).

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM


What Linux distros will be supported at launch?
Fedora, Debian and ArchLinux will be supported from the start. We hope to see support from other distros later. (Because of issues with newer releases of Ubuntu and the ARM processor we are using, Ubuntu can’t commit to support Raspberry Pi at the moment.) You will be able to download distro images from us as soon as the Raspberry Pi is released, and we will also be selling pre-loaded SD cards shortly after release.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs
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truxntrax
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:28 pm

I'll keep plugging away and post back here if I get any success. Ubuntu One is a great service and works across other O/S (Android, IOS windows etc..) but not Debian, which I understand why but still a shame.

Thanks

deechster
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Sun May 26, 2013 5:30 pm

For those following this thread:

I too am an Ubuntu One user and wanted to be able to move Python code between my many computers easily. Found this thread on Pi Forms and headed on over to Ubuntu land and looked around. Didn't find the answer there so I posted a question.

Link to Ask Ubuntu Question & Answer

Link to Blog with Article about the software and videos to setup and use

Link to Download page

I am happy to report that this solution works, though it's not overly speedy on the Pi. I can now move Python code between all my platforms virtual and real, Windows and Ubuntu and Raspbian.

Hope this is useful,

Deechster

gregor3000
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Re: Ubuntu One on Pi

Tue May 28, 2013 7:34 am

deechster wrote:For those following this thread:

I too am an Ubuntu One user and wanted to be able to move Python code between my many computers easily.

Ubuntu one has a web interface as well. i use it in windows as their windows client is not really good.

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