Building ARM Toolchain
Originally this was a complete walkthrough the compilation and installation process of the ARM Toolchain. Now there is a script called Summon ARM Toolchain that does everything automatically. Apart from the standard development tools linux users should install the following extra packages: libgmp3-dev and libmpfr-dev
> apt-get install libgmp3-dev libmpfr-dev
Or use build-dep to automatically grab everything needed to compile gcc:
> apt-get build-dep gcc-4.4
or on Maverick:
> apt-get build-dep gcc-4.5
For Cygwin on Windows you need the following packages:
Also binutils 2.19.1 needs a patch as described here: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg06475.html. The current version of summon-arm-toolchain uses a newer binutils version that doesn't require the patch.
Now you only have to:
And run the script:
This will download all necessary sources and build all the toolchain parts.
After that you should have a complete smooth ARM toolchain that should work with STM32 and LPC21.
This script should work on Linux and Mac OS X and is partly tested on CygWin on Windows 7 (additional patches welcome).