ARM GCC toolchain for Linux and Mac OS X

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Information below is just kept for reference.

Update (2007-04-20): added Mac OS X Intel version

This package is intended for and was tested with small ARM microcontrollers like LPC21xx, AT91SAM7, ST7, ADuC7000, but should work for any system supported by arm-elf. Take a look at the configuration of the components below to find out whether it suits your application.

Content (Build 2)

This build is similar to Martin Thomas' WinARM package. The main difference to GNUARM is that in WinARM and this build Newlib is compiled with the option -DREENTRANT_SYSCALLS_PROVIDED, as recommended in Bill Gatliff's article "Porting and Using Newlib in Embedded Systems".

  • Binutils 2.16.1 configured with --target=arm-elf --enable-interwork --enable-multilib
  • GCC 4.1.0 with patched t-arm-elf, configured with --target=arm-elf --enable-interwork --enable-multilib --enable-languages="c,c++" --with-newlib
  • Newlib 1.14.0 configured with --target=arm-elf --enable-interwork --enable-multilib and -DREENTRANT_SYSCALLS_PROVIDED
  • GDB 6.4 configured with --target=arm-elf --enable-interwork --enable-multilib

Everything is built with --prefix=/usr/local/arm. The Linux version is compiled with Debian Sarge, the Mac OS X PPC version with 10.3 (Panther), the Mac OS Intel Version with 10.4 (Tiger). All binaries are stripped. The build process on Linux and Mac OS X is identical.



cd /tmp
# download
curl -O -C -
# extract
tar xjvf arm-toolchain-macosx-2.tar.bz2
# install
sudo mv arm /usr/local/
# add /usr/local/arm/bin to your path permanently
echo 'export PATH=/usr/local/arm/bin:$PATH' >> ~/.profile

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