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Re: Installation of Emdebian cross development tools on a Ubuntu host

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Loïc Minier <loic.minier@linaro.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011, Patrick Doyle wrote:
>> deb http://www.emdebian.org/debian/ squeeze main
>> line to my sources.list?  I've been under the impression that mixing
>> Debian repositories with Ubuntu repositories wasn't a good idea, and
>> have been attempting to figure out how to install the cross
>> development tools without that repository.
>  You're correct, it's not recommended to mix Ubuntu and Debian
>  sources.list entries; there might be exceptions but they are rare  :)
>> Perhaps that is the source of my problem.  (Although, when I tried
>> that, I still had the libmpfr4 problem).
>  libmpfr4 is only present in Ubuntu since 10.10 and later releases; if
>  you're running e.g. Ubuntu 10.04, you wont have access to this package.
>  Ubuntu has pre-packaged cross-compilers for ARM directly in the
>  archive since Ubuntu 10.10, so you shouldn't need any special
>  repository with recent Ubuntu releases; just sudo apt-get install
>  gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi.

Ahhh... therein lies my problem.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.  I meant to mention that at the start.

>  If you're running Ubuntu 10.04, there are backports of this
>  cross-toolchain in a PPA maintained by Linaro:
>    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linaro-maintainers/toolchain
>    sudo apt-get update
>    sudo apt-get install gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi
>  Note that you might get a toolchain newer than the one of your host as
>  a result.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this.

But thanks for providing me the key I need.  I think that adding the
backport repository should solve my problem.


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