Problems with Building Linux for A10S from Scratch

Started by David Goadby, July 02, 2013, 04:19:46 AM

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David Goadby

Those of us that want to build a kernel are referred to where there is what looks like an excellent tutorial.

I have been following the script without success. To be fair everything seems to work and I have all of the sources but I just cannot install the toolchain. There are dependency errors that seem to be impossible to resolve. Without gcc-4.6-arm-linux-gnueabi I cannot proceed.

I am a little suspicious that the notes work on the writer's system because a number of steps had already been done previously eg installing emdebian-archive-keyring.

I am using a clean copy of Debian 7 (Wheezy) running under VirtualBox. I did wonder if I should try Debian 6 (squeeze) instead but haven't had time to try it yet.

Has anyone actually created a new kernel using those notes on a clean system? I still have hair but I am pulling it out on this one.  ???

David Goadby


Hello David,

I've not tried this yet, but I think the gcc4.6 needs the testing/unstable repos? See this as cut'n'pasted from the page:

"There is availability for gcc-4.4 or above versions (gcc-4.5, gcc-4.6, ...) cross toolchains from

deb testing main
deb unstable main"




Hi David ,
try this :

sed  -i '\/http:\/\/\/debian/d' /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb wheezy main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get install emdebian-archive-keyring
apt-get update
apt-get install gcc-4.6-arm-linux-gnueabi