1139Re: How to build crosstool-0.28-rc32 for NSLU2 Linux development
- Sep 5, 2004It's working on Fedora Core 1 also.
As an aside, I did not use the floating point patch, (but then again my simple Hello World
test probably didn't need it :).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, NSLU2 Linux <unslung@g...> wrote:
> 1/ Grab a Linux box (I used Debian 3.1 "testing" on an Intel architecture)
> Other architectures and versions of Linux may well work. If you get
> errors, then start again on an i386 Debian 3.1 box. In particular the
> version of gcc that I used was: gcc (GCC) 3.3.4 (Debian 1:3.3.4-3).
> Don't ask about how to do it on a Mac OS-X box, because I can't help
> you. Hopefully someone else will work that out and post a how-to like
> this one.
> 2/ Download crosstool-0.28-rc32 from:
> You need to use crosstool version 0.28-rc32 (not rc34, and not rc35,
> and not any other version either). You're on your own if you decide
> to ignore this advice. Other versions probably will work (with some
> patching), but no-one has posted a how-to for a different version, so
> why waste your time? Of course, if you are the person who is
> knowledgeable enough to get a newer version to work without bugging
> any other people who are happily using 0.28-rc32, then please do so
> and post your how-to here so that we can *all* upgrade to the new
> version *together*.
> 3/ Untar that - it will create a crosstool-0.28-rc32 directory.
> 4/ Detach the demo-nslu2.sh file from this message and put it in that directory.
> This file assumes that you have write access to /opt/crosstool (this
> is where your resulting toolchain will end up) and $HOME/downloads
> (this is where all the downloads will be stored). If you don't, then
> change the paths to suit. Do *not* change any of the tool version
> numbers in this file. Don't even be tempted ...
> 5/ Download the required patch from:
> 6/ Put the patch in the patches/gcc-3.3.3 directory (yes, I know the
> patch says 3.3.2 - put it in the 3.3.3 directory anyway). Don't try
> and apply it manually or anything like that - just put it there and
> leave it alone.
> 7/ Change directory into the crosstool-0.28-rc32 directory.
> 8/ Type "sh demo-nslu2.sh" and wait for a long time (yes it could be hours).
> 9/ Add the /opt/crosstool/armv5b-softfloat-linux/gcc-3.3.3-glibc-2.2.5/bin
> directory to your PATH. Verify that you can run
> "armv5b-softfloat-linux-gcc --version".
> This process was worked out by Benoit on Aug 17
> (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/422), and has been
> followed successfully by at least 10 different people since then. So
> if you have problems, it's not because of crosstool or the patch (and
> no, you shouldn't try a different version if you can't get this
> version to work). Look to your own actions first.
> If you have problems (and have followed this exact procedure twice
> with the same result), then post your complete Linux O/S details, the
> URLs and md5sums of all the files you downloaded (including the
> demo-nslu2.sh file you detached from this message), the *exact*
> commands you typed (yes, every single one of them, cut and pasted from
> your shell window), and the error messages (again, cut and pasted from
> your shell window).
> Have fun!
> [Did I mention that you have to use crosstool version 0.28-rc32? I did? Good.]
> set -ex
> export TARBALLS_DIR RESULT_TOP
> export GCC_LANGUAGES
> # Really, you should do the mkdir before running this,
> # and chown /opt/crosstool to yourself so you don't need to run as root.
> mkdir -p $RESULT_TOP
> # Build the toolchain. Takes a couple hours and a couple gigabytes.
> eval `cat armv5b-softfloat.dat gcc-3.3.3-glibc-2.2.5.dat` sh all.sh --notest
> echo Done.
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