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Building GNAT for ARM

PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:45 pm
by dhowells
Please see: for additional instructions.

As of 18 October 2014, this is still not working. Most likely an issue with paths/versions/? Problem is that I'm unable to build a fresh binutils/gcc and thus not able to progress to building the GNAT compiler for the ARM.

As of 16 October 2014, the instructions below work up until the point that gcc is expected to create an executable (paragraph 2.a) - which for some currently unknown reason it won't :-(. It's probably something to do with the version of ld being used.

0. First make sure you have git and subversion
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sudo apt-get install git
sudo apt-get install subversion
sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install m4

1. Clone Luke's git repository into a suitable directory
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cd ~
git clone

2. Build a native GCC 4.6.1

First enter the `thirdparty' directory and copy config-master to
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cd tamp
cd thirdparty

Edit (if need be). You may wish to simply change then number of BITS the native machine uses from 64 to 32, or where the compiler will be installed to.
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2.a Finally build the native GCC 4.6.1
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./ -t native

This might take some while!

3. Build a GCC 4.6.1 for the target device
When the native compiler has been built, begin building a compiler for the target machine:
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/ -t arm-none-eabi

To be concluded...

Re: Building GNAT for ARM

PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:56 pm
by Lucretia
The has all the lib/tool version information and can be changed. Some archives are a pain, binutils, where they might have a different directory name from the archive name, it's happened.