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Linux Kernel Newbies What’s Chris Doing? » Blog Archive » HOWTO Cross Compile Python 2.5 Recently I needed to compile Python for an embedded target. I used version 2.5 though it looks like that choice may have made it harder for me. I used 2.5 because I didn't want to have to figure out how to cross compile the cElementTree extension. Unfortunately I still ended up having to figure out how to get PyXML to build for my target. Fortunately I did get everything to work with a bit of fiddling. I started with Klaus Reimer's ARM cross-compiling howto and made made some updates required by changes between Python 2.2 and 2.5. The changes I made are captured in an updated patch to apply against the 2.5 source tree. You can apply the patch with the following command: ~/tmp/Python2.5$ patch -p1 < .. I next generated a "host" python as in Reimer's instructions: ~/tmp/Python2.5$ . I exported necessary variables like CC, CXX, AR, RANLIB, LD, CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, LDFLAGS for my target. To build and "install" python for the my target I used the following commands: ~/tmp/Python2.5$ .
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Embedded Linux Operating systems based on the Linux kernel are used in embedded systems such as consumer electronics (i.e. set-top boxes, smart TVs, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), networking equipment (such as wireless routers), machine control, industrial automation, navigation equipment, spacecraft flight software, and medical instruments in general). Thanks to their nature of versatility, operating systems based on the Linux kernel can be also found in mobile devices that are actually touchscreen-based embedded devices, such as smartphones and tablets, together with personal digital assistants (PDAs) and portable media players that also include a touchscreen. History Linux kernel has been ported to a variety of CPUs which are not only primarily used as the processor of a desktop or server computer, but also ARM, AVR32, ETRAX CRIS, FR-V, H8300, IP7000, m68k, MIPS, mn10300, PowerPC, SuperH, and Xtensa processors. Devices coverage Communities Platform usage See also
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Build an embedded Linux distro from scratch Before you start Objectives This tutorial shows you how to install Linux on a target system. Not a prebuilt Linux distribution, but your own, built from scratch. The result of this tutorial (if you have a suitable target) is a functional Linux system you can get a shell prompt on. About this tutorial The tutorial begins with a discussion of cross-compilation issues, then discusses what the components of a Linux system are and how they are put together. The specific target discussed, a Technologic Systems TS-7800, imposes its own default boot and bring-up behaviors; other systems will have other mechanics, and this tutorial does not go into great detail about every possible boot loader. Prerequisites and system requirements Developers who are interested in targeting embedded systems, or who just want to learn more about what Linux systems are like under the hood, will get the most out of this tutorial. The host environment used is Ubuntu, but other systems work as well. Back to top Target $ .
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