problem starting out...please help

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Michael Sprecher gscp42 at
Sat Nov 6 14:35:30 UTC 2010

Hi Scott

If you're still not able to build osmocomBB on Arch Linux try to
install the packeges cross-arm-elf-gcc and cross-arm-elf-newlib from
It worked for me, so give it a try.


2010/8/31 Scott Weisman <sweisman at>:
> This is very useful info. Thanks! I will look into building my own toolchain
> then.
> I'm looking forward to playing around with this.
> Scott
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at> wrote:
>> Scott Weisman wrote:
>> > /usr/bin/arm-elf-ld: this linker was not configured to use sysroots
>> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>> As always, it would be helpful to also see the last few commands that
>> were executed, to get more context.
>> > I am running Arch Linux and have the packages cross-arm-elf-binutils
>> > and cross-arm-elf-gcc-base installed. Does anyone have any
>> > suggestions to fix this?
>> Mh. My guess is that toolchain is intended for building Linux
>> systems, or in any case building "systems" with some packaging
>> support, and intent to install into a root filesystem - as opposed
>> to just cross-compiling bare metal sources with no filesystem ever
>> involved..
>> I assume you've googled for arch and this error and have found
>> - and since you're
>> an Arch user maybe you already know what PKGBUILD and ABS are and how
>> they are intended to operate. (I've never used Arch, but I guess ABS
>> is Arch Build System, which might support my other guess that your
>> toolchain is just not suitable for building osmocom-bb.)
>> //Peter

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