Yet another cross-toolchain builder
Fri Aug 29 09:41:00 GMT 2008

Zitat von Matthias Kaehlcke <>:

> El Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 08:26:46AM +0100 Martin Guy ha dit:
>> 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 (!)
> contains
> links to the documents you mentioned (and others)
>> 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?
> my experience is minimal, i used it some time ago to build
> preconfigured ARM toolchains (generic ARM and ep93xx). the build was
> smooth and the generated toolchains worked. i think i gotta have
> another look :)

I discovered PTXdist about two years ago. I successfully created a  
toolchain for a AT91RM9200 32-bit ARM9 MCU module and now I use it to  
create complete system images for x86 and ARM targets.

Once you get the concepts it's ridiculously easy to extend the system  
for your own needs.


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