Support Linux ARM

Bug #1736814 reported by Stephan on 2017-12-06
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GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain

Bug Description

Hello everyone,

I'd like to suggest that prebuilt toolchain for Linux ARM gets released. This is especially important for Raspberry Pi Family. I think there are many people that are programming ARM Cortex Microcontrollers via RPI (e.g. through GPIO like me). Since the build times for the embedded toolchain are unacceptable on the raspberry it would be benefical if the toolchain was available for download.
Thanks and with best regards

Tejas Belagod (belagod-tejas) wrote :

Would Linaro ( be an option? arm-linux-gnueabihf may be the one you're looking for.

Hi Stephan,

What RPi version are you using? Providing an arm-none-eabi cross-toolchain for aarch64 is easier because machines are faster.

Best regards.

Stephan (feliwir) wrote :

I am using the raspberry pi zero w with raspbian. For that reason i can not use the Linaro package, which only supports armV7 (atleast i didn’t see anything else).

You could try building the toolchain from source. The instruction we provide should work for building on ARM as well. Just make sure to use --skip_steps=mingw32 when invoking install-sources, build-prerequisites and build-toolchain and do not install the mingw related packages.

Please let us know if you try this how well that works for you.

Best regards.

Stephan (feliwir) wrote :

Building the toolchain from source on the raspberry pi zero will probably take multiple days, but i‘ll see what i can do.

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