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3.5.1. Product Packaging

Stable versions of the ELDK are distributed in the form of an ISO image, which can be either burned onto a DVD or mounted directly, using the loopback Linux device driver (Linux host only).

For the Power Architecture® target, the ELDK distribution was split into three independent ISO images: one targeting the 4xx family of processors (AMCC), one targeting the ppc64 family of processors and another one for the 8xx, 6xx, 74xx and 85xx families (Freescale). This makes the ISO images fit on standard DVDROM media.

If you are not bound by the DVDROM size limitiation there is still a single image containing all 32-bit targets (AMCC and Freescale).

Development versions of the ELDK are available as directory trees so it is easy to update individual packages; instructions for download of these trees and creation of ISO images from it is described in section 3.5.2. Downloading the ELDK.

The ELDK contains an installation utility and a number of RPM packages, which are installed onto the hard disk of the cross development host by the installation procedure. The RPM packages can be logically divided into two parts:

The first part contains the cross development tools that are executed on the host system. Most notably, these are the GNU cross compiler, binutils, and gdb. For a full list of the provided ELDT packages, refer to section 3.9.1. List of ELDT Packages below.

The target components are pre-built tools and libraries which are executed on the target system. The ELDK includes necessary target components to provide a minimal working NFS-based environment for the target system. For a list of the target packages included in the ELDK, refer to section 3.9.2. List of Target Packages below.

The ELDK contains several independent sets of the target packages, one for each supported target architecture CPU family. Each set has been built using compiler code generation and optimization options specific to the respective target CPU family.

3.5. Installation 1. Abstract 3.5.2. Downloading the ELDK
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