Genode 12.11 on Ubuntu 64 bits: Could not open file "" seems to cause black window

Norman Feske norman.feske at ...1...
Wed Jan 16 12:22:39 CET 2013

Hi Paul,

> he he, I wish I would have read tool_chain.txt before.

this is actually the text as found at our website (the website is
generated from the text files found in the genode repository:

> I was merely following instructions in getting_started.txt that is not
> very clear:
> "Furthermore, you will need to install the official Genode toolchain, which
> you can download at []."
> That's probably where I would add a comment to read tool_chain.txt
> (probably replacing the link).

See above. ;-)

> So I was quite a bit on my own on how to install it. When I open it in
> preview I saw it was like a root, so I tried to extract it on /. But I
> was not remembering what was the bzip2 flag to use rather than the
> slightly more usual gzip one. I finally did a 'sudo file-roller'.
> I then did add the PATH merely because I tought it was a new gcc that
> was overriding the system one by being in the PATH. It was not
> something I did read.
> Would it be possible to replace (or add) the too terse readme in
> by an
> extract of/or tool_chain.txt?

I think the best would be to just provide a link to Otherwise, we would need to
remember keeping those texts consistent in the future. I just changed
the readme text at the sourceforge download page accordingly:


Dr.-Ing. Norman Feske
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