Niklaus Giger wrote:

xeno.sim.patch contains some clarification on how to build the xenoscope. (GCC 3.4 worked for me on a x86 system, but with a lot of warnings, that fwritable is deprecated)

xeno.patch is a shorter way how to cross-compile using the CROSS_COMPILE variable. It worked for me without any problems for my board.
Also contains a hint to use O=../a-build-dir to compile the linux kernel.

Best regards


--- README.INSTALL      (Revision 392)
+++ README.INSTALL      (Arbeitskopie)
@@ -150,20 +150,22 @@
 needed, but if you do not use it, configure emit a warning, which may be
+The easiest way to build a GNU cross-compiler might involve using Dan Kegel +crosstools found at
 Since cross-compiling requires specific tools, such tools are generally 
 with the host architecture name; for example, a compiler for the power PC
-architecture may be named powerpc-linux-gcc.
+architecture may be named powerpc-405-linux-gnu-gcc.
-When this prefix contains the name of the architecture, you may pass this prefix
-to the --host option of configure. For example, if you type :
-configure --host=powerpc-linux
-configure will automatically use powerpc-linux- as a prefix too all compilation
+configure will automatically use powerpc-405-linux-gnu- as a prefix too all 
 tools names and deduce the architecture name. If configure is unable to deduce
 the architecture name from this prefix, you will have to manually pass the name
 of all compilation tools on configure command line. As in:
-configure --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu CC=ppc_82xx-gcc CXX=ppc_82xx-gcc AR=ppc_82xx-ar LD=ppc_82xx-ld
+It might be a good idea to put all the output into a differen build directory
+as to build from from linux source several targets. For each target add +O=../build-<target> to each make invocation.
+configure CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-405-linux-gnu-
For more details:
@@ -204,16 +206,18 @@
 2.2 Building for the PowerPC architecture
A typical cross-compilation setup, in order to build Xenomai for a
-82xx-based system:
+PowerPC-405-based system:
$ $xenomai_root/scripts/ --arch=powerpc \
 $ cd $linux_tree
-$ make xconfig/gconfig/menuconfig # select the kernel and Xenomai options
-$ make bzImage modules # then install as needed
+$ make CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-405-linux-gnu- O=../build-powerpc-405-2.6.14 xconfig/gconfig/menuconfig +# select the kernel and Xenomai options +$ make CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-405-linux-gnu- O=../build-powerpc-405-2.6.14 bzImage modules +# then install as needed
 $ mkdir $build_root && cd $build_root
-$ $xenomai_root/configure --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu 
--host=powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu CC=ppc_82xx-gcc CXX=ppc_82xx-gcc 
AR=ppc_82xx-ar LD=ppc_82xx-ld
+$ $xenomai_root/configure CROSS_COMPILE=powerpc-405-linux-gnu-
 $ make install
2.3 Building for the IPF

Applied, thanks.


Index: sim/README
--- sim/README  (Revision 392)
+++ sim/README  (Arbeitskopie)
@@ -28,7 +28,11 @@
 Building the simulator
-You will need the libelf, libpng, tcl8.x/tk8.x and tix41 _development
+The simulator does not build with GCC 4.0 or later.
+Currently it does not work on PowerPC systems.


+You will need the libelf, libpng, tcl8.x/tk8.x and tix81 _development
 packages_ in order to build the simulator and its companion tools.
 For instance, on Debian systems, you will need to install
 libelfg0-dev, libpng2-dev, tcl8.3-dev, tk8.3-dev and tix41-dev (any


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