Utility to communicate with a target device over USB or TCP/IP
novacom and novacomd provide a generic toolset to allow communication between a host and an embedded device using sockets over USB. If there is a TCP/IP network connection between the two, it can be used instead.
How to build
Below are the tools and libraries (and their minimum versions) required to build novacomd:
- cmake (version required by openwebos/cmake-modules-webos)
- gcc 4.6.3
- glib-2.0 2.32.1
- libusb 1.0.0 (needed only for the host build)
- openwebos/cmake-modules-webos 1.0.0 RC4
- openwebos/nyx-lib 3.0.0 RC1 (needed only for non-host builds)
- pkg-config 0.26
Once you have downloaded the source, enter the following to build it (after changing into the directory under which it was downloaded):
$ mkdir BUILD $ cd BUILD $ cmake .. $ make $ sudo make install
The directory under which the files are installed defaults to
You can install them elsewhere by supplying a value for
cmake. For example:
$ cmake -D WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT:PATH=$HOME/projects/openwebos .. $ make $ make install
will install the files in subdirectories of
WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT also causes
pkg-config to look in that tree
first before searching the standard locations. You can specify additional
directories to be searched prior to this one by setting the
If not specified,
WEBOS_INSTALL_ROOT defaults to
To build the version of novacomd suitable for running on the host system (for
use in communicating with a device), define
$ cmake -D WEBOS_TARGET_MACHINE_IMPL:STRING=host ..
Note that this generates a Makefile that installs the files in the same locations as the non-host build.
To configure for a debug build, enter:
$ cmake -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE:STRING=Debug ..
To see a list of the make targets that
cmake has generated, enter:
$ make help
From the directory where you originally ran
make install, enter:
$ [sudo] make uninstall
You will need to use
sudo if you did not specify
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