Yet another cross-toolchain builder

Martin Guy
Fri Aug 29 07:27:00 GMT 2008

I must be completely stupid.

I've been in the cross-compiler game for 2 and a half years now and I
only just found out that there is (and has always been) another
complete open source cross-toolchain build system other than the old
crosstool shell script and the crosstool-ng menuconfig thing.

It's rather well hidden - the closest thing to a project page is
and the instructions are almost impossible to find, in two PDFs under
You need the "InstallingPtxdist" and "BuildingToolchain" ones to get started.
I *did* find these through the existing documentation and website, but
I can't trace my steps to figure out how I got to them (!)

It looks very promising - a menuconfig-based thing like ct-ng, but
more complete and less chaotic, does gnueabi but only goes up to
binutils-2.17 gcc-4.1.2 glibc-2.5

I'm posting here about it because I've spent 2.5 years without even
knowing about its existence and I assume others are in the same
situation. Does anyone else outside Pengutronix have experience with
using this system?


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