Building the GCW Zero Toolchain
For our Jenkins build server we needed a modified toolchain, that does not depend to be installed in
The following instructions have been written along the way and should result in a working toolchain that is suitable to get a working EasyRPG Player build.
Prerequisites: I assume you do all the steps in a seperate build directory to not interfere with old toolchains and other stuff. Also you need some development tools installed on your machine, for example
subversion. The buildroot will warn you, when you forgot to install something, though.
First, we need the buildroot from GitHub and change into the directory:
git clone https://github.com/gcwnow/buildroot.git cd buildroot
To use the default configuration:
Optionally, we can use a previously saved config file, just copy it to
We need to add newly available options then:
We configure the packages to be build and available options:
There are also the graphical frontends
xconfig, using qt and
gconfig, using gtk.
Most of the libraries and stuff under "Target Packages" are not needed, so we disable them to save some time while compiling.
Needed libraries are
Now the important step: change the toolchain directory from
/opt/gcw0-toolchain to your desired directory under "Build Options" –> "Host Dir".
BR2_HOST_DIR="/home/jenkins/gcw0-toolchain" in .config)
To speed up the build further, set the parallel make jobs to the cores of your cpu "Number of jobs to run simultaneously (0 for auto)".
BR2_JLEVEL=2 in .config)
To speed up possibly rebuilds, enable
ccache "Enable compiler cache".
BR2_CCACHE_DIR="$(HOME)/.buildroot-ccache" in .config)
When all things are set up, we can start the build and get something to drink in the meanwhile
nice -n19 make
Afterwards, there should be a new, shiny toolchain in the directory you chose.
Pixman is a needed library and not part of the toolchain.
Download the latest release and extract it.
Then it is the normal auto-tools-based build steps:
cd pixman-*/ ./configure --host=mipsel-linux --prefix=/usr make make DESTDIR=/home/jenkins/gcw0-toolchain/usr/mipsel-gcw0-linux-uclibc/sysroot/ install
Be sure to install it in the sysroot directory to ensure it is found when compiling target packages.