Compiling for the Iliad

Installing the SDK

The easiest way to get started is to install the SDK stuff from Irex. A post on helped me to get going: Thanks jharker!

The relevant steps are:

cd /tmp; mkdir sdk; cd sdk
tar xvfj oe-sdk-20071004091648.tar.bz2
sudo mv usr/local/arm /usr/local/arm
sudo mv usr/lib/ipkg /usr/lib/ipkg


In order to find the right compiler, libs and packages you need (type it, or put in in a script).

# Edit these paths to point to the location of the OE SDK
export PATH=/usr/local/arm/oe/bin:/usr/local/arm/oe/arm-linux/bin:$PATH
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/arm/oe/arm-linux/lib/pkgconfig

Building Irex software

The Irex components have a script These do what they say :-). They might do more than you want… Below are the short-cuts I use

Building a library

example: libergtk

./configure --host=arm-linux --build=i686  --prefix=/usr/local/arm/oe/arm-linux
make install

This installs the library in the SDK for further use.

Building an application

example: contentLister

autoreconf --install --force
./configure --host=arm-linux --build=i686  --prefix=/usr --datadir=/usr/share


  • no make install!
  • for this example: with the original SDK you need to build libergtk and liberregxml first
  • after the initial build, 'make' is enough to rebuild
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