Compile and install PowerPC toolchain
This has been done on Linux and Mac OS X. At this time, the PowerPC toolchain does not work on Windows.
The target is
powerpc-elf. So, you have to build binutils and gcc for this target. First, build and install binutils. Then, compile gcc.
It has been tested with the following versions :
binutils : 2.19 gcc : 4.4.0
Build and install binutils
- Download the lastest version of binutils
- Untar the archive
- Invoke configure for the powerpc-elf target:
- Compile and install : make all install
Build and install gcc
Be sure that the pre-compiled binutils are in your PATH variable
- Download gcc
- Untar gcc (tar zxvf gcc….tgz)
- Create a separate directory to build gcc (mkdir build)
- Enter this directory (cd build)
- Configure gcc distribution :
../gcc-x.x.x/configure --enable-languages=c --target=powerpc-elf --disable-libssp --without-headers --with-gnu-as --with-gnu-ld --with-newlib
- Invoke make. This may fail. But most of the time, it fails during the tests so that you can install it even if the compile step fail.
- Install, invoke make install
Configure the POK toolchain
make configure in the top directory of POK. If the toolchain is installed, it should print an appropriate message.