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Rockbox Development => Starting Development and Compiling => Topic started by: boomselecta on August 11, 2021, 01:45:33 PM

Title: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: boomselecta on August 11, 2021, 01:45:33 PM
hi all,

trying to get rockboxdev.sh working on a new Linux build (Debian 10)


using the patch to allow for newer versions of gcc, rockboxdev successfully completed..

But when I run tools/configure, I get the warning "WARNING:. Your cross-compiler arm-elf-eabi-gcc 4.4.4 is not of the recommended version 4.9.4!   This may cause your build to fail since it may be a version that isn't functional or known to not be the best choice.  If you suffer from build problems, you know that this is a likely source for them.."

And sure enough, when I run "make zip" it stops along the way saying "/bin/sh: 1: arm-elf-eabi-gcc-ar: not found".

Appreciate any help that could be thrown my way.   My next idea would be to install an old Linux build so it's more of the era of the last update of rockboxdev.sh but that's not super ideal

Title: Re: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: saratoga on August 11, 2021, 02:11:21 PM
Which patch did you use? 
Title: Re: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: amachronic on August 11, 2021, 05:35:56 PM
On the current master branch rockboxdev.sh builds GCC 4.9.4. You shouldn't need to apply extra patches to 'update' the toolchain.
Title: Re: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: boomselecta on August 12, 2021, 08:44:48 AM
I used this patch: https://gerrit.rockbox.org/r/c/rockbox/+/1297

The reason I used the patch was because rockboxdev.sh was failing, I unfortunately no longer have the error , I think it was Error 2 (and some mention of arm-elf-eabi-gcc or gcc).

I'm not sure where to go from here, I suppose from the above replies I shouldn't have applied that patch?  How does one uninstall all the stuff rockboxdev.sh did to start over?

It still leaves me with the problem that rockboxdev failed without the patch, so unsure what to do.  I used the version of rockboxdev.sh that came with a new git pull.


Thanks again, to be clear I'm not particularly attached to Debian or anything, I am willing to do any OS or virtual box to get this to work, I have an old laptop which I am dedicating to this one purpose.

Title: Re: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: saratoga on August 12, 2021, 09:43:05 AM
If you look at that link it explains that the patch was abandoned because the problem was already fixed back in 2016.

Revert that patch (or just revert your whole got checkout) and rerun rockboxdev.sh. See what fails and go from there. Often it is something simple like a missing library.
Title: Re: rockboxdev.sh woes
Post by: boomselecta on August 12, 2021, 09:46:47 AM
Thanks, I'll try that.