How to compile GPL

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CKKwan, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    Hi Newbie here :biggrin:

    Sorry in advance if there are a lot of answers to my question. I am sure many people had already asked this questions, and I found this site was mainly because Google pointed me here.

    Unfortunately the very useful article pointed by Google in how to compile the source code had already been removed, and I did a search in this forums but can't find anything useful. So, I have to try it myself now, and here are a few questions:

    1. Can someone point to me if there is any archive in this forum has the detail instruction on how to compile the GPL code?

    2. When I am downloading the MontaVista Linux, which platform shall I select? I read about Linksys is using Boardcom's chipset is that true?

  2. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    The GPL is a legal document and as such requires no compilation. What exactly are you talking about?
  3. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    Ok, I am referring to the Source Code in my post.

    I found the source code under the GPL tab in Linksys website :wink:
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You need to be more specific about which router!

    A guide of how to build a version of Hyperwrt for the WRT54G/S is given by

    for example.

    You do have a machine running Linux to start with though don't you?
  5. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    mstombs, thanks for the info.

    Yes, I have RedFalg with me.

    I am using WAG354G. Is there any specific instruction for this one?
  6. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    You don't sound like you've ever written a single line of C code in your life, so I'm not too sure what it is you hope to gain from rebuilding any given firmware distribution yourself. Is there some particular reason why you think this is necessary?
  7. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    Bragging Rights? Seriously though, how did you start writing C code? I bet it was not from sitting there and watching grass grow. If you really want to build your own firmware go to there is a wiki article on building the source. You can also do this without Montavista linux, any well supported distro will work such as Ubuntu or Debian. Also if openwrt is not your style, you can go to there are plenty of resources there for building the source for that firmware. Just use the search button.
  8. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    orangekay, I am just wondering what make you think that I have never written a single line of C code?

    The reason I ask here is because I know that C / C++ code are processor dependent. Building with in-correct CPU target or library will certainly causing me a headache. And that is why I am looking for instruction before I even start.

    Thank you smart ass.
  9. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    t4thfavor, thanks for the info. I guess the openWRT is for the WRT series right? Are the WAG and WRT using the same processor and I can compile the same way?

    And can you point me to the wiki? I search for compile in the documentation, but can't find any.
  10. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    The fact that you asked how to compile the GPL was probably the first red flag, but in retrospect maybe I was too quick to judge and you've simply never written a single line of coherent English.
  11. CKKwan

    CKKwan LI Guru Member

    Kid, please stop this... ok, it is not going to contribute anything to this forum... No one is going to write perfect enlis in cyber world ok...
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