How to build onboard for arm (raspberry pi 3)

Asked by Reynaldo Rodriguez on 2016-10-02

Hi there. I have been trying to get onboard virtual keyboard installed on a raspberry pi model 3B. I can't find instructions on how to either install it by using the command line interface or to instead build it for an arm based processor. Could you please point me as to where I can find a guide or documentation on how to install onboard for raspberry pi?

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marmuta (marmuta) said : #1

We don't have instructions for the Raspberry Pi yet, unfortunately. They will depend a lot on the particular image you are using too. Raspbian apparently is based on Debian Wheezy and doesn't include Onboard, AFAICT. It's in Debian Sid and Stretch only, so you'll probably have to build it from source.

Here's something to get you started, but it's entirely untested (sorry). If you get stuck let us know. If you find a working recipe, consider posting it and we'll add it to the README.

sudo apt-get install devscripts bzr
sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev libxtst-dev libxkbfile-dev libdconf-dev libcanberra-dev libhunspell-dev libwayland-dev libxkbcommon-dev python3-cairo python3-gi-cairo python3-dbus gir1.2-gtk-3.0 gir1.2-pango-1.0 gir1.2-glib-2.0 gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0 librsvg2-common iso-codes

# optionally:
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-atspi-2.0

bzr branch lp:onboard
cd onboard
debuild binary
dpkg -i ../onboard*.deb

# optionally, for auto-show and word suggestions
sudo apt-get install libatk-adaptor qt-at-spi libreoffice-gtk libatk-wrapper-java

# run it

Reynaldo Rodriguez (rron186) said : #2

I ran every step, except optional ones and it worked.
This worked on:
Linux DietPi 4.4.21-v7+ #991 (GNU/LINUX)

DietPi is a minimal image of Raspbian. Thank you so much.