The OSCAM building (compilation) process is fairly straight forward. You get OSCAM from subversion (svn) then go to the directory where the OSCAM source code is and compile it by running make. In the usual case no extra programs and libraries are required, except gcc (or clang), make, libc and subversion to get the source code.
Here are the basic commands to compile your own OSCAM:
svn checkout http://www.streamboard.tv/svn/oscam/trunk oscam-svn cd oscam-svn make
The full documentation of the build system and lots of examples is available at http://www.streamboard.tv/oscam/browser/trunk/README.build.
To update the source code from SVN, run this:
cd oscam-svn svn update # You'll see a list of the updated files
After the update is finished build the OSCAM like you normally do.
NOTE: Do not use svn checkout to update the source tree, that is the wrong thing to do! svn checkout should be used only for getting the source for the first time, to update the source to latest version you must use svn update.
Sometimes a certain svn revision is not working or you want to test something specific. In that case you can use svn to switch to the revision you want by running the following:
cd oscam-svn # Update to revision 7400 svn update -r 7400 # Go to newest revision svn update -r HEAD # Get info about the currently checkout revision svn info .
If you want to build OSCAM for different system than yours, you probably should take look at OSCAM cross compilation page.
OSCAM contains a lot of features that can be removed from the final binary in order to save space. To configure the OSCAM features that you want, start the graphical configuration utility (dialog program must be installed in order for this to work) and select/unselect options:
Other useful configuration targets are:
# Disable everything in the config make allnoconfig # Enable everything in the config make allyesconfig # Restore default config values make defconfig
The above targets are shortcuts that are running config.sh tool which deals with OSCAM configuration. You can use the tool to control and view OSCAM build parameters from the command line. You can read config.sh --help to see what the tool offers. Here are some examples:
# Enable WEBIF and SSL ./config.sh --enable WEBIF WITH_SSL # Disable WEBIF but enable WITH_SSL ./config.sh --disable WEBIF --enable WITH_SSL # Restore defaults and disable WEBIF and READER_NAGRA ./config.sh --restore --disable WEBIF READER_NAGRA # Use default config with only one enabled reader ./config.sh --restore --disable readers --enable READER_BULCRYPT # Disable everything and enable webif, one module and one card reader ./config.sh --disable all --enable WEBIF MODULE_NEWCAMD READER_BULCRYPT
Patches are files that contain code changes and are often posted in trouble tickets or forum threads from developers. Usually users are asked to test them in order to confirm that certain bug is fixed. Once the patch is saved in oscam-svn directory you have to apply it by running patch program:
patch -p1 < file.patch # or patch -p0 < file.patch
The -p1 instruct patch program how much directories to cut from file names in the patch description.
If the patch is applied you'll see something like this:
$ patch -p1 < test.diff patching file globals.h patching file module-camd35.c patching file module-cccam.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 3200 (offset -2 lines). Hunk #2 succeeded at 3251 (offset -2 lines). patching file module-gbox.c patching file module-lcd.c patching file module-serial.c
Once the patch is applied build OSCAM like you normally do, test it and post the results.
To build OSCAM with libusb (smartreader) support on you have to install libusb first. If your distribution do not have libusb or libusb-dev package installed you have to install them or install libusb from source.
To install libusb from source, just download libusb (or libusbx) from their site, unarchive it and build it without any options. These following commands would download, compile and install libusb in /usr/local.
cd /tmp wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/libusb/files/libusb-1.0/libusb-1.0.20/libusb-1.0.20.tar.bz2 tar -xf libusb-1.0.20.tar.bz2 cd libusb-1.0.20 ./configure make sudo make install
Now to build OSCAM with libusb support you need the following commands:
make USE_LIBUSB=1 # To build OSCAM with static libusb you have to change LIB_LIBUSB variable to point to the static library make USE_LIBUSB=1 LIB_USBLIB=/usr/local/lib/libusb-1.0.a # Since OS X is kind of special to build with static libusb you have to use the following command make USE_LIBUSB=1 LIBUSB_LIB="/usr/local/lib/libusb-1.0.a -lobjc -framework IOKit -framework CoreFoundation" # If libusb is installed by macports or with different than the default prefix (for example /opt/local) make USE_LIBUSB=1 EXTRA_FLAGS="-I/opt/local/include -L/opt/local/lib" # Using predefined libusb target make libusb
To build OSCAM with PCSC support on you have to install pcsclite first. For example for Debian: apt-get install libpcsclite-dev. If your distribution do not have pcsclite installed you have to install it from source.
To install PCSC from source, just download pcsclite from their site, unarchive it and build it without any options. These following commands would download, compile and install pcsclite in /usr/local.
cd /tmp wget https://alioth.debian.org/frs/download.php/file/4173/pcsc-lite-1.8.17.tar.bz2 tar -xf pcsc-lite-1.8.17.tar.bz2 cd pcsc-lite-1.8.17 ./configure make sudo make install
Now to build OSCAM with PCSC support you need the following commands:
make USE_PCSC=1 # build with smartreader and PCSC support make USE_PCSC=1 USE_LIBUSB=1 # Using predefined pcsc target make pcsc make pcsc-libusb
You can build OSCAM on OS X just like you build it on Linux. The build system detects that you are building on OS X and finds the SDK versions automatically.
All of the examples posted in this page should work just fine. If there is a special OS X case it'll be pointed out (libusb static build require listing of additional libraries, see #libusb.
#!/sh cd /usr/bin ln -s strip.exe i686-pc-cygwin-strip.exe
To build with PCSC support on cygwin copy the winscard.dll into the cygwin lib folder and compile with:
make i386-pc-cygwin-pcsc USE_LIBUSB=1 CONF_DIR=./ EXTRA_LDFLAGS="-L/cygwin/lib/"