A few GPL building questions from a newb

Discussion in 'Other Firmware Projects' started by Bushuu, May 12, 2006.

  1. Bushuu

    Bushuu Network Guru Member

    I just want to know what I need to compile the gpl firmware from linksys, before I download anything.


    1. what distro of linux should I use?

    2. what compilers should I use?

    3. how do I compile it?

    I've never realy had my hands on linux so....

    and I don't mind bricking my router as there cheep!

    Thank you in advance.

    P.S. if there is a guide avalible then please point me to it.
  2. Bushuu

    Bushuu Network Guru Member

    I see none of you seem to give a shit about helping people!
  3. Trunks81

    Trunks81 LI Guru Member

    Is there an guide or something like that ?
  4. Yasha613

    Yasha613 Network Guru Member

    Frankly, if you can't figure it out, it hasn't got a damn thing to do with not willing to help, it's simply a question of not many people frequent these groups, even less with the knowledge to truely help with something like this, and even less still in this specific section.

    It requires the specific cross-compile toolchain, and development libraries, my advise would be to look at the instructions for buildroot in the openwrt.org wiki, and try to work from there. I don't know enough about it to say whether that specific toolchain will be all that you need (in addition to installing the development libararies), but it would be a start.

    I know of no guide or specific instructions to build the released source from linksys.
  5. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    There is a guide, of sorts. Thibor has fairly detailed instructions on his site on compiling the source, the only thing you need to do is skip the step where you copy his code over the replaced portions of the Linksys GPL code...
  6. masterb

    masterb LI Guru Member

    the *REAL* problem for me is to get the right cross-compiler toolchain. Linksys says to get the compiler from Montavista, but they dont give you the software if you aren't a company. So you have free sources from Linksys but you have to pay to compile them!!
    Ok,ok, there is also avaiable gcc that runs on linux with target mipsel, but I dont dare to use it. It's just a problem of the first time, because I fear of bricking my router. If there is someone that states: "I tried it on the router xxxxx, and it works", I have no problem to do it.
  7. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    LOL ... It looks like the OP gave up after complaining no response from the readers. What a waste! ;)
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