[Buildroot] [PATCH RFC] Fix avr32 build using internal toolchain

Simon Dawson spdawson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 20 13:22:51 UTC 2013

On 20 January 2013 12:54, Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar> wrote:
> With gentoo's 4.6.3 it fails for me in the same way as described at
> Atmel's site http://www.atmel.no/buildroot/buildroot-issues.html
> (Error: invalid register list)

Okay. It's working for me on Ubuntu with gcc 4.6.3.

> Do you know if the UC3 microcontrollers are in the same boat?
> If they aren't there may still be some hope for the toolchain (at least
> binutils/gcc, not much for uclibc/linux).

I don't know, I'm afraid. I'm also using uc3b, but haven't had any
contact with Atmel for some time now. Certainly I've heard no warning
shots from Atmel about end-of-life for the uc3 series.

> Testing and fixing is an issue on the toolchain side when there's no
> upgrade path possible.

I don't quite follow your meaning here, I'm afraid.

> I wouldn't like to stick to old and potentially vulnerable versions of
> packages (example: gnutls) because the toolchain is too old to handle
> it, it's problematic.
> And dragging arch-specific patches isn't fun either.


> Maybe we can keep it and start marking broken packages as !BR2_avr32 ?
> That may be a rough ride though with all the dependencies.

I think that's pretty much where we are right now, isn't it?


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