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Cross compile kernel: which gcc?

Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:38 pm


I'm cross compiling the Pi kernel from a x86 machine.
On the ... rm-bcm2708
I can find 2 hard-float compilers

1) arm-bcm2708hardfp-linux-gnueabi
2) gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-raspbian

which are a 4.7 and 4.8 version respectively.

this page suggests to use the former ... from_Linux
(which btw works very well)

what is the difference? what do people normally use? what is the linaro used for?

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Re: Cross compile kernel: which gcc?

Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:48 am

What is used to build the releases available via the download links?

It sounds like the page at ... from_Linux needs revising or updating.

I've used both previously, but it would be better to know which one we should be using.
Steve S
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