Tools question

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Tue Nov 25 06:14:03 EST 2003

Dear Chris,

in message <3FC24EB1.60106 at> you wrote:
> 1. Do I really need to go back and build my own tool chain?  I've tried

Yes, you do - at least if  you  want  to  make  sure  you  completely
understand the technology and that you will in all situations be able
to build your tools from scratch.

> 2. On my intel development machine I see that libresolv.a comes from
> glibc-devel-2.2.5-34.  I have gcc-2.96-110 for my compiler.  Should I go
> find a version of glibc-devel that matches up with my existing 2.95.3
> tools?  How will I know if its the right version?

If you stick with your existing toolchain you must find a version  of
glibc-devel  that  matches your glibc. The compiler version is not so
much interesting here.

> 3. Better yet, is there somewhere I can just obtain a reasonable tool
> chain that's ready-built for my target machine?  Complete with libraries?

Did you ever have a look at our ELDK? It's free for download,  and  a
lot  of projects seem to be using it (and of course we use it ourself
for a couple of projects, too).

Please see for details.

> Sorry for the newbie type questions.  I have the "Using and Porting GNU
> CC" book, but am finding it a little too Stallman-esque to follow.  Anyone?

Karim Yaghmour: "Building Embedded  Linux  Systems"  [Paperback:  400
pages,  O'Reilly  &  Associates;  (May  2003);  ISBN  059600222X]  is
definitely worth reading.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
Phone: (+49)-8142-4596-87  Fax: (+49)-8142-4596-88  Email: wd at
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