Raspberry Pi: Cross compile HelloWorld

In this tutorial you will learn the basics how to cross compile a simple program for the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. Why would you like to cross compile? The two major reasons why you would like to cross compile are: Increasing speed of compilation Decreasing wear out of SD card Besides of that the …

Run ZoneMinder in a CHROOTed environment

In this post you will learn how to run  ZoneMinder at your VU+ Solo2 satellite receiver in a  CHROOTed environment to monitor your Foscam FI9805W webcam. Meanwhile you are simply creating a LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL and PHP)-configuration at your VU+ Solo2 and even a building environment. Steps in this tutorial Bootstrap a basic Debian system; Prepare CHROOTed-environment …

How to compile software for VU Plus (Vu+)

You would like to deviate from the beaten track and compile software for your VU Plus (VU+) yourself? Read this article! This article is also more or less applicable for building software for any other device running OpenVuPlus but is written with the VU+ Solo2 in mind. As computer for compiling the software, a Linux-desktop has …

Parallel bash scripts – waiting for completion

Assume we would like to execute several independent tasks in parallel and we would like to wait till these tasks are completed. For example we would like to copy a set of files to several (remote) hosts and get a signal when we are ready with this copying task to ALL hosts so we can …