[maemo-users] [maemo-users] gcc compiler suite, linker, and make for ARM on ITOS2006

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Jan 24 10:03:30 EET 2007

ext Paule Ecimovic wrote:
>    Thanks for this link to the Maemo 2.1 SDK. This is full of useful 
> programming examples, although I am looking for gcc to run from the 
> Nokia 770 itself from within an osso-xterm in order to be able to 
> compile, link, and run programs right from and on the device, just like 
> on a desktop linux box. I would like to skip the external linux box though.

I think that if you want e.g. to compile C++ code with GCC
on the device, you might need to use swap.  Some C++ files
can make GCC to take a lot of RAM.

You should also note that the device has Busybox, not the normal
GNU coreutils/fileutils/textutils.  If the source uses GNU
Autotools for configuring itself, you can run to very wierd
problems because Busybox is not 100% compatible with the GNU
utilities.  And if you want to build Debian source packages,
the device of course doesn't have -dev packages or the Debian
tools for that.

However, all of this is easy to do in Scratchbox (Maemo SDK).

	- Eero

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