cross compiler [on cygwin, targeting arm-linux]

Dan Kegel
Wed Oct 19 17:50:00 GMT 2005

Paul McDonald wrote:
> I'm new to Linux, but I've started a new project in college and Cygwin 
> is the environment we're using. The first task I've been given is to 
> build a cross compiler for Cygwin host to ARM-Linux target. To be 
> perfectly honest that's way above my head at the moment, I'm a 
> mechanical engineer by education so all this programming stuff makes me 
> nervous. Your website has been very informative (those bits that I 
> understand at least) but I've been asked to build the compiler from 
> scratch. The embedded system we're using has an Intel Xscale PXA225 
> processor, application compatible with an SA1110 I think. Do you know of 
> any resources, web or otherwise, where I could find a walkthrough to do 
> this. I've only been using Cygwin about a week so I'm talkin' really 
> basic walkthrough, nothing taken for granted. Any help or advice you 
> could offer would be much appreciated.

Definitely just run crosstool to build the compiler from scratch.
Doing it by hand is cruel and unusual punishment.

- Dan

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