24650Re: Cross-compile toolchain
- Oct 31, 2010The build of slugosbe-image (5.5_alpha BTW) completed with no errors. I haven't actually put it into a slug yet but thought it was worth a note.
Thanks again for the assistance.
--- In email@example.com, Mike Westerhof <mwester@...> wrote:
> Harsh wrote:
> > Thanks a bunch for the direction! Probably saved me a lot of pain in
> > the process.
> > I'll try and give it a go with the latest snapshot and tweak the OE
> > build to see how it goes.
> > -H
> I just checked my autobuilder -- apparently it too is suffering from the
> python "msg" problem. Looks like the OE folks now require at least
> version 1.10 of bitbake. So, edit the Makefile, find the two lines that
> reference bitbake 1.8 versions, and change them to 1.10 and 1.10.1
> respectively. I'm not sure that SlugOS will build with this new
> bitbake version, though.
> I'm not sure if this was an intentional change on the part of the OE
> team; this happened in the past week and I don't recall seeing an
> announcement from them. If it was intentional, we'll have to update the
> master Makefile, I guess.
> > --- On *Sun, 31/10/10, Mike Westerhof /<mwester@...>/* wrote:
> > From: Mike Westerhof <mwester@...>
> > Subject: Re: [nslu2-linux] Re: Cross-compile toolchain
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Date: Sunday, 31 October, 2010, 12:00 AM
> > Steve wrote:
> > > Well... It appears that it is broken with a python global name
> > 'msg' not defined. I 'updated' a previous build directory on
> > Ubuntu 10.04 and managed to break it too. When it works, it is
> > amazing but I suspect it lacks maintenance these days.
> > >
> > You'll need a build host who age matches the 5.3 SlugOS release --
> > basically, the host tools (compilers, libraries, python, etc) have
> > all
> > changed in ways incompatible with the Openembedded build tools
> > from that
> > era.
> > If you're using ubuntu, I'd go back to one of the 09.xx releases, or
> > even the 08.xx releases (with no updates applied) and try that. For
> > Fedora users, I would suggest something in the range of Fedora 9 to
> > perhaps Fedora 11 might work.
> > You *could* try to fix up the recipes and python libraries that
> > make up
> > the OE build tool -- cherry pick patches from the latest Openembedded
> > GIT repo -- but the OE folks have dropped support for a lot of the
> > cross-compilation tools we used with SlugOS 5.3, so that approach is
> > unlikely to work very well. I can tell you that selecting a snapshot
> > from last November of the OE build system will get you a SlugOS
> > 5.4-alpha that worked very nicely indeed. In fact, if my job
> > situation
> > hadn't changed so dramatically last December, I would have released
> > SlugOS 5.4-beta at the end of December... c'est la vie.
> > -Mike (mwester)
> > > Steve
> > >
> > > --- In email@example.com
> > </mc/compose?to=nslu2-linux%40yahoogroups.com>, Harsh
> > <harshbaste@> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hello,
> > >>
> > >> I'm looking for instructions on how to setup a cross-compile
> > toolchain for the NSLU2 for SlugOS 5.3 BE. I'm running Ubuntu
> > 10.10 on my PC and found native compiling too painful to use so
> > decided with this instead, but cant find much recent info on it.
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >> H
> > >>
> > >>
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