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qaz2
post Aug 17 2004, 12:24 AM
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I'm trying so set up OpenEmbedded on a system on which I do not have root (so I can only put stuff in $HOME). I am using the instructions at http://www.openembedded.org/oe_wiki/index.php/GettingStarted. When I run oemake I get

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| checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables


This is because the compiler can't find the libraries which I have in $HOME/oe/opt/cross/arm-linux/lib. Any suggestions on how to set up my build environment?
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Mickeyl
post Aug 17 2004, 01:44 AM
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Some random bits:

* OE support is at oe@handhelds.org
* Which package did you try to oemake?
* Cross-toolchains are not to be relocated
* I never use OE as root
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post Aug 17 2004, 02:27 AM
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* OE support is at oe@handhelds.org


This isn't really an OE issue. The OE bits are working fine; the problem is setting up the Linux enviroment.

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* Which package did you try to oemake?


libtool-native is what's failing. It's failing when configure tries to test the compiler.

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* I never use OE as root.


But you use root to install it, right? The problem is that I don't have access to /opt, which is where the cross compiler wants to be.
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Mickeyl
post Aug 17 2004, 10:31 AM
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But you use root to install it, right? The problem is that I don't have access to /opt, which is where the cross compiler wants to be.


No I don't and OE doesn't use /opt. OE puts all things it builds under $TMPDIR.

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This isn't really an OE issue. The OE bits are working fine; the problem is setting up the Linux enviroment.


I suspect you did something wrong when setting OE up. Use oe@handhelds.org and tell us more about your system, i.e. your local.conf, your OEPATH, etc.
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post Aug 17 2004, 12:56 PM
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Mickey, I'm pretty sure the 2.95.3 toolchain tarball from the OpenZaurus website wants to be stuck in /opt (otherwise it'll be in /usr/local/arm which is also probably not accessible to a non-superuser).

Although OE will build the GCC 3.xx toolchain it doesn't build 2.95.3 iirc. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this could be an issue, but only for compiling the kernel.


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post Aug 17 2004, 01:26 PM
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The 2.95.3 cross toolchain has nothing to do with the original posters's problems, since libtool-native is a native package.

That aside, my statement that "OE puts all things it builds under $TMPDIR." is true since, as you correctly pointed out, OE doesn't build a 2.95.3 (yet). If it would, it would put it under $TMPDIR.

Anyway, the original poster has a problem with his native compiler, not with an OE built one. Aside from telling us more about your environment, what does config.log under $TMPDIR/work/libtool-native-.../ contain?
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qaz2
post Aug 19 2004, 05:20 AM
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Okay, I got it working. I guess I must have set it up wrong the first time I tried it. When I saw that error, I though I needed a prebuilt toolchain. (It does seem that the prebuilt toolchain requires root.) I tried it again from scratch and it works (though it seems the oe-env script at openembedded.org changed between my attempts; maybe that did it).
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