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Cross-compile with ELDK

Install ELDK

Download and install ELDK - Embedded Linux Development Kit. The following script shows what to do. I have been using version 4.2 of ppc-linux-x86.

sudo mkdir /opt
wget http://ftp.denx.de/pub/eldk/4.2/ppc-linux-x86/iso/ppc-2008-04-01.iso
sudo mkdir /media/adhoc
sudo chmod a+rwx /media/adhoc
sudo mount -o loop ppc-2008-04-01.iso /media/adhoc
cd /media/adhoc
sudo ./install
cd /opt/eldk/
source eldk_init ppc_7xx
echo $ARCH

Cross Compiling inotify-java-2.0.1-source for PPC on a x86 host


tar jxf inotify-java-2.0.1-source.tbz2
cd inotify-java-2.0.1-source
source /opt/eldk/eldk_init ppc_7xx
export CROSS_COMPILE=ppc_7xx-
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
echo "Hack the Makefile to force it to use 'ppc_7xx-g++'".
sed -i -e "s/\([^-]\)g++/\1ppc_7xx-g++/" ./data/make/Makefile
echo "Add version property to the build.xml ant controller."
version=`basename $PWD | sed -n 's/.*\([0-9]\+\.[0-9]\+\.[0-9]\+\).*/\1/p'` sed -i -e "/<project name=/a \    <property name='version' value='${version}' \/>" build.xml
# ant build
ant compile-release
ant jar
cd ./dist
cp ../build/native/libinotify-java.so.2.0 ./.
ln -sf libinotify-java.so.2 libinotify-java.so 
ln -sf libinotify-java.so.2.0 libinotify-java.so.2
echo "The .jar and .so files are located in $(pwd)"
ls -l .
echo "Finished with the inotify-java."

Notes: Cross Compiling JavaX-USB for PPC on a x86 host

The environment file that you will source later on this process sets the wrong CROSS_COMPILE variable. I just force it to CROSS_COMPILE=ppc_7xx-. Then I had to also hack the Makefile in JavaX-USB to force it to use ppc_7xx-gcc instead of gcc.


# This builds the javax-usb JNI and jar files.
# This assumes that the source tarballs are
# in the current working directory.

# Options may be set here.
export JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH=/opt/javax-usb
export BUILD_PATH=`pwd`

# 0. Prepare final destination of jar files.
#    CLASSPATH will need to be updated to
#    point to the jar files in this directory.

# 1. jsr80.jar
tar jxf javax-usb_1.0.2.tar.bz2
cd ${BUILD_PATH}/javax-usb
ant clean
ant all
cp ./lib/jsr80.jar ${JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH}/.
echo "Finished with the first jar."

# 2. jsr80_ri.jar
tar jxf javax-usb-ri_1.0.2.tar.bz2
cd ${BUILD_PATH}/javax-usb-ri
export CLASSPATH=/opt/javax-usb/jsr80.jar:${CLASSPATH}
ant clean
ant all
cp ./lib/jsr80_ri.jar ${JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH}/.
echo "Finished with the second jar."

# 3. jsr80_linux.jar, libJavaxUsb.so, javax.usb.properties
# Now for the hard part...
tar jxf javax-usb-ri-linux_1.0.2.tar.bz2
cd ${BUILD_PATH}/javax-usb-ri-linux
source /opt/eldk/eldk_init ppc_7xx
export CLASSPATH=/opt/javax-usb/jsr80.jar:/opt/javax-usb/jsr80_ri.jar:$CLASSPATH
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-
export CROSS_COMPILE=ppc_7xx-
echo "Hack the Makefile to force it to use 'ppc_7xx-gcc'".
sed -i -e "s/\([^-]\)gcc/\1ppc_7xx-gcc/" jni/Makefile
ant clean
ant all
cp lib/javax.usb.properties ${JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH}/.
cp lib/jsr80_linux.jar ${JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH}/.
cp lib/libJavaxUsb.so ${JAVAX_USB_INSTALL_PATH}/.
echo "Finished with the third jar."

ERROR: ppc_7xx-gcc: CROSS_COMPILE variable is not set or invalid

This is a common error. This is the result of a mismatch between ELDK and PERC.