[ARMedslack] ARM GCC Native compiling...
m-lists at biscuit.org.uk
Fri Nov 5 10:13:45 UTC 2010
> during the development of slackedarm did you use slackbuilds?
Yes but also a lot was done manually because some things won't build
without other dependencies, so you need to build them differently (usually
without a particular feature) to build bootstrap versions of them, then
package by package recompile everything over and over until you can use
the slackbuilds without modification.
> I'm trying to port slackware to a beagleboard (cortex-a8) using proper
> optimization for compiler (-mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp -mcpu=cortex-a8
> -mthumb -march=armv7-a) but i'm having big troubles especially during
> cross-compiling of GCC (to build native GCC for ARM)...
> Have you any suggestions in this sense? To build the native (ARM) GCC did you
> use the GCC version provided with slackware sources?
Check the armedslack-current/source/d/gcc directory and the
gcc.SlackBuild. You'll find the patches I've applied in there.
There's no gcc source in the armedslack tree because armedslack is built
"against" the x86_64 source tree. This is described in
After you've looked at the gcc.SlackBuild script, perhaps you could build
your compiler natively on armedslack? I can't think of any reason it
won't work, off the top of my head.
Slackware ARM: www.armedslack.org
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