Re: [uCsimm] uClibc, documentation and problems

From: daniel haensse (
Date: Fri Mar 02 2001 - 02:13:11 EST

Hi Rory

I think all of this is better than try to call microsoft hotline for help after
you payed some hundereds of dollars for a product including a nice
documentation without content. At least you have the code
and some people on the net with similair problems.


Am Don, 01 Mär 2001 schrieben Sie:
> Hello all,
> I have a problem. Regular readers of this list will now be saying, "oh no,
> not you again". But please read on.
> I've started developing with the uCsimm a couple of months ago, having
> been thrown in at the deep end. In fact, I only started working with Linux
> a couple of months ago, but would like to think I'm learning quickly.
> I started out with the CD purchased from Lineo with the uCgardener kit,
> and have moved on from there. In my opinion, the problem with all the
> stuff available is that it is so fragmented and all over the place ajnd,
> in general, very poorly documented.
> For example, I got the original m68k tool chains on the CD in rpm form. I
> then find out there's a patch to enable 32bit offsets in rpm form. I try
> that, it kinda works. Then I find out I can download the gcc and binutils
> source and patch that, and build my own toolchains. I do that, and it
> doesn't really work. A similar thing happens when trying to sort out
> uClibc. I started with the one from the CD, but I find that the include
> files (netdb.h in this case) declares functions that don't exist in the
> library (getservbyname for example) So I download the latest tarball of
> uClibc from the CVS archive, and try and compile that with all the latest
> functions in. I then find that this doesn't compile properly because it
> makes .weak assembler declaration, which I believe are only used in ELF
> binaries. I've heard there's an ELF m68k compiler knocking around
> somewhere but I have no idea where.
> So, my request is this: Can those in the know please let us newbies know
> what is available, where we can get it from and how to compile and use it?
> In return, I aim to do something for the community as a whole. There's
> been a bit of talk on this list lately about documentation for uclinux. If
> I can get enough information together from others, I would like to collate
> it all, along with my own experiences, into HOWTOs, FAQs etc that could be
> read by newbies in a similar position to me. That way, the list is less
> clogged up with daft questions, and can be used more efficiently by those
> doing the real development.
> As I say, I am new to all this, so if any of my facts are wrong in this
> mail, then I apologise: please feel free to correct me in the nastiest way
> possible, that way I'll learn too.
> My aims are purely to help the community as a whole, and I feel quite
> excited that I may be able to give something back, in return for all the
> fun I'm having.
> Comments please?!?
> Regards,
> Rory McIntyre
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