Can you run Dreambox emus on an Apple Mac? + NDS questions...

Nick -D-vB

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If the Dreambox’s cpu architecture is based on a powerpc core

shouldn’t executables compiled for it also run on powerpc based apple macs?

Isn't OSX based on Darwin linux? Has anyone tried this?


Also, can anyone confirm which Dreambox emus support UK BSkyB EMMs

(not activation just enough to keep the card alive)

So far I have gbox, cccam, newcs, and betad, are there any I've missed?


Finally, did anyone ever do an i386 compiled version of the newcamd 5.28 hack?

I've been searching for weeks but I'm buggered if I can find it! 8(


Thanks in advance,

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'Nick [D said:
If the Dreambox’s cpu architecture is based on a powerpc core shouldn’t executables compiled for it also run on powerpc based apple macs?
No. It doesn't work like that. The Dreambox is based on linux? Well, then the executable format will mostly likely be ELF. Mac OS X uses MACH-O as its executable format. Even if the executable formats were the same, copying an executable from one platform to another would result in almost certain failure since there'd be libraries missing.

Isn't OSX based on Darwin linux? Has anyone tried this?
Darwin isn't linux. Darwin is a UNIX based open source operating system. Darwin has more in common with FreeBSD than it does with Linux.
 

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Thanks for replying, I had a feeling it woudn't be that simple.

Maybe it would run on one of the powerpc linux distros?

PPC compiled versions of the libcrypto / libcamdio libraries are included.


If that works I would like to try and run the linux distro on windows

through a PPC on x86 emulator called SheepShaver,

then I can connect my windows DVB app to it using a newcamd protocol plugin.


I know it sounds crazy but I'm trying to find a way to keep my sky card alive

without using a Sky decoder or a Dreambox.


Any suggestions welcome! 8)

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'Nick [D said:
Maybe it would run on one of the powerpc linux distros?

PPC compiled versions of the libcrypto / libcamdio libraries are included.
Having libcryto compiled and installed normally isn't sufficient. You'll have to have the correct version installed and compiled.

The dreambox executable would be compiled against a specific version of libcrypto, if your powerpc linux distribution uses a different version, then you're going to have to compile it yourself.
 

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To answer your question about Sly UK, use CCcam , available for all dreamboxes.
 

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ctomer said:
The dreambox executable would be compiled against a specific version of libcrypto
Sorry I meant that they are included with the emulator not the linux distro.

btw, do you know if there is something similar to Cygwin for the mac?

B16MCC said:
To answer your question about Sly UK, use CCcam , available for all dreamboxes.
Thanks, but I know about CCCam. I'm trying to find any other emus that can keep a sky card active,

not already listed in my first post.


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This would be perfect:

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_http://pearpc.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5599


...but PearPC doesn't have COM port emulation for the phoenix reader. 8(

Maybe a Virtual COM (linux) -> TCP -> Hardware COM (windows) setup would work.

_http://www.anzio.com/products/virtporttd.htm


Also, pearpc will only boot the 2.4 kernel and most Dreambox images seem to use 2.6 ???

Sheepshaver / Basilisk II have COM emulation but they won't boot any of the ppc linux discs I've tried.


I'm testing the PearPC images now, if I can get a native Dreambox emu to run at all I'll be happy...

8)
 
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