GNU Pem on the Nanonote

Yi Zhang yi at
Fri Jul 1 01:24:44 EDT 2011

Hi Ernest,

Thanks for porting such a useful app to Ben! I'll later try it out. It would be great if you can add an entry to Application wiki page at:


On Jul 1, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Ernest Kugel wrote:

> Hi guys, I got GNU Pem to run on the nanonote, I don't think it was there before. Pem describes itself as follows (this is also the only documentation I could find at ):
> "GNU  Pem is a handy tool to help you keep track of your
> personal income and expenses. On GNU/Linux  and  other  Unix
> like systems, Pem works by storing the details in a CSV file
> placed in the ~/.pem directory under your  $HOME  directory.
> On  Windows, the same file is placed in pem directory, under
> the %USERPROFILE% directory. Each such file is  named  after
> the  current month, and is automatically created by Pem when
> you enter the first record for a month."
> GNU Pem needs perlbase-essential, perlbase-posix, perlbase-xsloader, perlbase-autoloader, perlbase-encoding, perlbase-fcntl and perlbase-tie. Those are currently not installed in the standard image. To install Pem successfully the Nanonote has to be online, for opkg to fetch these when you install the ipk file. Maybe those can be later included in the default image, if Pem makes it there.
> Here's the Makefile:
> Currently the package builds, installs with prerequisites, and seems to be running as advertised.
> Should I document this anywhere in the Wiki? Any other thoughts about what I might have missed? Anyone has a spare second to test it with some depth?
> Thanks in advance!
> -- 
> Ernest Kugel
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