(Almost) Success story with crosstool for WRT54G

Leon Woestenberg leonw@mailcan.com
Tue Jun 15 23:14:00 GMT 2004


Alain Perry wrote:
> This mail to report that thanks to Dan's tips and to crosstool, I was
> almost able to build a WRT54G firmware on a non-x86 platform.
> I had to tune the demo-mips.sh script, and to create a .dat file
> consistent with versions of binutils, glibc and gcc used by Linksys, and
> once the toolchain was built, I was easily able to build uClibc and
> every software piece needed for the firmware.
> However, it looks like it isn't possible to build a firmware for the
> moment since both methods to package it (without or with the root fs in
> initrd) use a proprietary x86 binary tool from Linksys (trx or
> addpattern depending on the method chosen). For those interested I have
> already contacted Linksys on that subject, but haven't received any
> answer yet.
Would you like to share your tunings and .dat files with us? This is 
very nice platform to experiment on.



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