Sugar on arm

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at
Mon Feb 7 11:53:32 EST 2011

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:41 AM, ismael schinca
<ischinca at> wrote:
> Hello everyone. I'm trying to run Fedora 12 on a Beagleboard xm and running
> sugar on it.
> However, when I try to install the sugar package via yum I get some
> dependencies problem. Specifically, the xapian-bindings-python package is
> missing (apparently sugar-datastore requires it). This package is not
> available for ARM architecture.
> So I downloaded and compiled the latest xapian bindings for python manually.
> However, after succesfully installing this, the dependencies problem still
> remains. I suppose it just checks for the package.
> Any suggestions? I'm no expert so maybe it's something quite simple (yum
> skip-broken does not do the trick).

The best way to resolve this is to build your own local rpm.  You can
grab the src.rpm from and then run rpmbuild
--rebuild nameof.src.rpm


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