[ELDK] installing 5.6
K Richard Pixley
rpixley at graphitesystems.com
Wed Jan 28 20:31:07 CET 2015
On 1/28/15 11:16 , Wolfgang Denk wrote:
> Dear Richard,
> In message <54C915BC.5070407 at graphitesystems.com> you wrote:
>>> I should have read this thread to the end. You are right again, and
>>> although my previous quick&dirty patch is good enough to build a
>>> Linux kernel, this one needs fixing, too.
>> It's not good enough for some kernels. As I mentioned earlier, at least
>> the port I'm trying to use, (looks like all powerpc's, actually),
>> overwrite those variables at the Makefile level so the env versions are
>> never seen.
> I tested current mainline with two different configurations (using
> mpc5200_defconfig and mpc85xx_defconfig). Both build fine with just
> sourcing the env file, un-setting LDFLAGS, and running "make" without
> any specific command line options, i. e. just
> -> make mpc85xx_defconfig
> -> make -s -j8 uImage
> In which way is your kernel different? where does it throw errors?
1. produces scary /warnings /on -mcpu, which is apparently now obsolete.
2. fails with an error on linking vmlinux because it can't find "libgcc.a".
Further investigation showed that the value "libgcc.a" was coming from
"mumble-gcc -print-libgcc-file-name" which produces different values on
powerpc-4xx, (full absolute path name), and powerpc-e500v2, (just
"libgcc.a"), as reported earlier. Passing -sysroot gets the
powerpc-e500v2 toolchain to produce a useful result from
I agree that if -print-libgcc-file-name behaved similarly on
powerpc-e500v2 to the way it behaves on powerpc-4xx, then my command
line CC passing shouldn't be necessary. But for now, with eldk-5.6,
passing CC seems to be a reasonable workaround.
I'm not sourcing any env file. But I /am/ setting PATH in the
environment, and CROSS_COMPILE and CC on the make command line.
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