[uClibc] Dumb Question / Toolchain Install

Manuel Novoa III mjn3 at codepoet.org
Fri Aug 20 18:08:06 UTC 2004

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 09:58:47AM -0700, Brian Fliege wrote:
>     This may be a dumb/obvious question, but I was not able to find the
> answer on the FAQ or the mailing list archives.  Having used other
> toolchains in the past, both building manually and using binary
> installs, they have had an "install" target of some sort that copies the
> appropriate files into the appropriate places in the filesystem.  I have
> successfully built the uClibc toolchain (Host: i386, Target: arm) based
> on the published build script, but am a little uncertain as to how to
> best install and use it.  Should I copy the toolchain_arm folder to
> /usr/local and add /usr/local/toolchain_arm/bin to the PATH (then, what
> of the libs? Add the lib folder to /etc/ld.so.conf?)  Should I overlay
> the whole content of toolchain_arm on the root, /usr, or /usr/local
> folder?  If so, is there a danger of overwriting something or having
> something be overwritten by a future install or upgrade of the OS or
> 3rd-party app?
>     I guess I am just asking whether or not there is a recommended
> method of installing this stuff.  How does everyone else do it?  

Try setting BUILD_DIR in the toolchain Makefile.


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