[Buildroot] running tools on build host?

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Tue Nov 16 19:25:37 UTC 2010


On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:49:47 +0100
Odd Arild Olsen <oao at oao.no> wrote:

> I have built the gcc/uclibc toolchain and got the files installed in a 
> /usr/local directory. 
> I develop for an embedded i386 machine and need uClibc for that.
> I also wish to execute the compiled programs on the build machine during 
> development. But I have not found any combination of options and environment 
> variables that let me run the program with dynamic linking. The linker always 
> goes to the /lib directory and gets confused by libc6 stuff.   
> I can compile and run a statically linked program
> And I can compile the program and then copy the executable to the root image, 
> chroot and run it
> Are there any way I can set this up so I can run my programs on the build host 
> without copying the toolchain librariess to /lib

This is a bit clunky, but you could try something like :

 gcc -o foobar foobar.c \
	-Wl,--dynamic-linker=/path/to/your/lib/ld-uClibc.so \
	-Wl,-rpath=/path/to/your/lib \

I haven't tried, so I don't know if it really works, but it probably
should. Running your programs inside a chroot is definitely a better


Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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