Re: Installation of Emdebian cross development tools on a Ubuntu host
On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Loïc Minier <firstname.lastname@example.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
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.