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SubjectRe: Building the kernel with Cygwin

On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Chris du Quesnay wrote:

> Hi. I am newbie at GNU/linux.
> I am trying to build a kernel (2.6.12) for a powerpc target using cygwin on
> my i686 machine. I have
> Windows 2000 as my operating system.
> I have recent versions of cygwin (with GNU make 3.80), binutils for the
> powerpc (gcc v 3.3.1, ld v 2.14)
> I set
> ARCH=ppc
> CROSS_COMPILE= powerpc-ibm-eabi-
> and I add the cross compiler/build directory to my path.
> After untaring the kernel, I issue the
> make mrproper, which appears to work.
> Then I issue
> make menuconfig
> and I get the following error, which I can't seem to get around:
> HOSTCC scripts/basic/fixdep
> fixdep: no such file or directory
> make[1]:*** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 2
> make[1] Leaving directory /cygdrive/c/Linux_amcc/linux-2.6.12
> Can you suggest what the problem might be? Should I be able to build the
> kernel
> with cygwin?

Try this temporary work-around:

cd /cygdrive/c/Linux_amcc/linux-2.6.12/scripts/basic
gcc -O2 -o fixdep fixdep.c

You may also have to do the same thing for docproc, i.e.,
gcc -O2 -o docproc docproc.c

Others may tell you what's wrong, but at least this should get
you started.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version on an i686 machine (5537.79 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
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