Using toolchain outside of uClinux build system

Benjamin Lewis ben.lewis at
Wed Jun 13 12:03:16 CEST 2007

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 08:14:08AM +0100, Benjamin Lewis wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> My GCSEs finish is just under a week so I've finally got some time to do
>> something to do with DSlinux.
> Great! Fix everything :)
oh, thanks!
>> Hence I was wondering, as my understanding
>> of Makefiles atm is pretty poor, would it be possible to use our
>> toolchain outside of the uClinux build system? Obviously, one would
>> still build apps for DSlinux, but could they be built independently of
>> the kernel?
> Well, possibly, yes, given that apps can stil find the bits of the
> tree they need.
> You will need to point apps to the uClibc headers location.
> And if an app uses kernel headers you'll have to have the
> kernel source tree around anyway. If an app uses a library
> you will need to point it to the location of the library
> in the source tree, etc. etc. etc.
> But why do you want to do this? If you compile an app in-tree all
> this and more is being taken care of for you already.
It would open up the ability to compile and package a single
application, without having to compile the whole tree.
> And you will need to read and/or write Makefiles either way.
I wanted to do this to to further my understanding of Makefiles


Benjamin Lewis
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