And this is why I love this place
. What you said about libraries and what carz12 said about adb helped a lot.
Here is what I knew:
AOSP does not include the Google Apps, including the market. The market is somewhat difficult to install to an aosp build, and I think needs to be resigned with another RSA key.
What the forum helped me figure out:
The advice about trying the adb shell gave me some help. When I tried to push the market app to the phone, I got this:
./adb install alpha-1-signed/system/app/Vending.apk
898 KB/s (1274068 bytes in 1.384s)
This tells me that I am missing some libraries. But I'm also missing some other stuff. I'll recompile from source, install the libraries, and report back after I flash this to the phone. Until then, if anyone thinks any of my conclusions are wrong, please tell me so I don't waste my time, or yours.
EDIT: For all of you who are currently viewing this thread, how many of you would like a very fast (possibly faster than OpenEclair), stable, no-frills Android 2.1 ROM? I would like your opinions, because this will give me a good idea of how many people would be interested in this kind of thing.