CodeSourcery experiment

I want to get hands-on experience with CodeSourcery and Buildroot, even though it might not be what I ultimately use for development. Documenting here...

CodeSourcery is a toolchain for cross-compiling and debugging:

The free Lite edition is at this link. I grabbed the "GNU/Linux" download:

I installed by following these instructions:

Except that I added the installation to the PATH variable in /etc/profile, then rebooted. The toolchain uses GCC 4.5.1.

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 6:11


Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 21:39 by Dougal
Barry, you might want to look at the Linaro toolchain:

They make a lot of improvements for ARM support and, since upstream for things like GCC takes a while to put out a new release, a "mainstream" toolchain will be pretty out-of-date (note that they also release a kernel every month).

Posted on 19 Nov 2011, 5:26 by BarryK
Re Linaro
Yes, it looks good, however it is based on Ubuntu 11.10, which, I understand, is for ARMv7. The RaspberryPi developers mentioned that an older Ubuntu has to be used on their ARMv6 system.

Posted on 18 Dec 2011, 2:51 by Aitch
Use of /opt in Puppy
Please see thread and comment, thanks
I've asked Jemimah and the Saluki team to look, too

Aitch :)