Using a custom GCC toolchain for embedded Linux development

So previously I shortly introduced how to build a custom toolchain, now it's time to put it to use. A bare toolchain is rarely sufficient enough to build useful applications. We usually depend on external libraries, whether it's boost, protobuf or any other piece of code. This time, let's use…

Using crosstool-ng to generate a gcc toolchain

crosstool-ng is a handy tool for obtaining custom gcc toolchains which are tailored to your needs. This is especially useful when you are up to building a custom system for your embedded device, like a raspberry pi or a beagleboard. Building crosstool-ng itself crosstool-ng can be obtained in binary form,…