ELDK on 64-bit host

Detlev Zundel dzu at denx.de
Wed Mar 5 04:00:56 EST 2008

Hi Kalle,

> On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Ben Warren wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Kalle Pokki <kalle.pokki at eke.fi> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> >  I tried to copy the ELDK 4.0 installation I had to a new Core 2 Quad
>> >  machine running 64-bit Ubuntu 7.10, but the new machine refuses to
>> >  execute the cross compiler. Has anyone succeeded in running ELDK in
>> >  this kind of environment?
>> >
>> Yes (at least with 64-bit Debian on a single core Xeon), but you need
>> a special library on the host.  I think it's call 'ia32-libs'.  It
>> should be available via aptitude.
> Thanks, that was indeed the correct library to install. Now it works just 
> fine.
> I'm a bit surprised there wasn't really any useful search results from 
> Google with obvious keywords. I was already about to install the 32-bit 
> version of Ubuntu to get the compiler working again. But then, perhaps 
> installing this library was obvious to everyone else :)

We added an FAQ entry[1] to our DULG documentation.  And just as a
reminder, there is also an ELDK mailing list for such questions[2].


[1] http://www.denx.de/wiki/DULG/ELDKUsageIn64BitEnvironment
[2] http://lists.denx.de/mailman/listinfo/eldk

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