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:
http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/sourcery-tools/sourcery-codebench/

The free Lite edition is at this link. I grabbed the "GNU/Linux" download:
https://sourcery.mentor.com/sgpp/lite/arm/portal/subscription?@template=lite

I installed by following these instructions:
http://www.arm9board.net/wiki/index.php?title=Codesourcery_toolchain

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


Comments:

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 21:39 by Dougal
Linaro
Barry, you might want to look at the Linaro toolchain:
http://blogs.igalia.com/vjaquez/2011/08/03/how-i-installed-the-linaros-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and, since upstream for things like GCC takes a while to put out a new release, a "mainstream" toolchain will be pretty out-of-date (note that they also release a kernel every month).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
Dougal,
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
/opt
Barry
Use of /opt in Puppy
Please see thread and comment, thanks
I've asked Jemimah and the Saluki team to look, too
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=74178

Aitch :)