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Re: CrossCompiler installation

On 2014-11-24 23:31, Pietro Paolini wrote:
Hi everyone,

Hi Pietro,

I am struggling to install the cross-compilter toolchain from the
Debian Jessie installation I have got, looking over internet I have
found this guide which does not work  for me :


I got there from the following :


The error I get is at the update time and I do not succed to install
the package I want since it is not there for some reason

W: Failed to fetch
Unable to find expected entry 'main/binary-i386/Packages' in Release
file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

$ sudo apt-get install crossbuild-essential-armhf
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package crossbuild-essential-

I am trying to install the ARM toolchain for both armel and armhf,
some good tip about how to do that in Jessie ?

I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago. I believe that it's currently only possible to cross-compile for armhf from amd64; not from i386. That prompted me to realize that my main laptop was still on i386, and it seems (from the 'binary-i386' above) that that is the case for you too.

To fix the problem, I first 'cross-graded' my laptop from i386 to amd64, and then I was able to install the cross toolchain for armhf.

For cross-grading I roughly followed this link:

But it wasn't straightforward; a lot of thought and repeated and extra steps were needed as well, and I'm afraid I didn't record them.

Hope this is all useful...


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