First time user - basic question

Jim Norton
Sun Mar 13 21:58:00 GMT 2011

And basic question number two:

When I configured the tool-chain it requested to know what version of  
Linux. I responded with the version of the kernel that is running on  
my BeagleBoard-xM ( 2.6.32.xx ). But I'm curious.. why is this  
information needed?

Please forgive these basic questions - The other times I've used  
cross-compilers they came pre-configured and I didn't have to do much  
to use them.

Thanks again,

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     Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:53:06 -0400
     From: Jim Norton <>
  Subject: First time user - basic question

> Hello,
> I've googled around and I'm still a bit unsure about how to use my  
> cross-chain tool when it's done being built.
> I'm in the process of running ct-ng build. When that is finished,  
> what are the steps to actually compile a project?
> I read the docs/5 using.txt file. It is really as simple as adding  
> the cross compiler bin directory to the path and then setting  
> CROSS_COMPILE env variable?
> When those two things are done do I simply invoke gcc or cc as  
> normal and/or use makefiles as normal? And is it the CROSS_COMPILE  
> env variable that tells gcc/cc what compiler to actually use?
> Sorry if this seems really basic....
> Thank you,
> Jim
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