[ELDK] powerpc-linux-gcc:command not found

Anatolij Gustschin agust at denx.de
Fri Nov 11 19:51:52 CET 2011


On Sat, 12 Nov 2011 04:52:03 +1100
Khalid Mohiuddin <khalid.mohiuddin at dektech.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Stefano,
>     Thanks as I didn't know PATH would be effected by using sudo. The  
> problem is partly solved now. Below is the error message.
> khalid at khalid-VPCS13S9E:~/ctbuild/linux$ make ARCH=powerpc  
> CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-linux- CROSS32_COMPILE=powerpc-linux-
> *** 3.0 kernels no longer build correctly with old versions of binutils.
> *** Please upgrade your binutils to 2.12.1 or newer
> make: *** [checkbin] Error 1
> khalid at khalid-VPCS13S9E:~/ctbuild/linux$
> What could be the problem? below is what I got with ->ld --version
> khalid at khalid-VPCS13S9E:~/ctbuild/linux$ ld --version
> GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu)

by running ld --version you check the host's ld version, not
the ld version of the cross tool-chain. please check with
$ powerpc-linux-ld --version

> ...
> (To recall, my host os is ubuntu 11.xx 64bit) Do I have to get latest  
> binutils or apply some patch?

No, you have to find what is wrong with your ELDK installation
or environment settings, i think. What ELDK version do you use?
What linux kernel version is it exactly and how did you configure
the kernel? Which kernel config file did you use to configure the

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