[lowrisc-dev] building lowRISC binaries with current riscv-gnu-toolchain?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed Oct 24 02:58:18 BST 2018


i can confirm that both mmdebstrap and the process listed by john,
above, work... with one small caveat for mmdebstrap: i had to ctrl-z
background it within a few seconds (you have about a minute), and
manually copied over the qemu-riscv64-static binary into the chroot's
usr/bin directory.

 that program was *DELETED* at the end of the mmdebstrap, so had to be re-added.

also... long story (as you'll be able to see from the thread), if you
happen to be using a recent host-based linux kernel less than 4.15
(i'm using 4.13 and really *really* cannot do any "rebooting", or
trust anything that's had "spectre" mitigation added to it to not
screw up my USD $2500 early-skylake-based laptop), you *will* need to
run the update-binfmts parts of the advice listed in the page below,
ANY and EVERY time that the /usr/bin/qemu-riscv64-static program is


so, just to be clear: you need to make that copy (from git latest) of
qemu-riscv64 into *BOTH* /usr/bin/qemu-risc64-static *AND* into the
chroot *AND THEN* run that update-binfmts command.

according to the info reported by kilobyte and others, if you're on a
very recent host linux kernel things should work just fine.


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