Document required build environment

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Tony Arnold
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It would be good to have a record of the OS and tools required to build this project. There doesn't appear to be anything in the repository documenting this.

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  1. nikk gitanes

    Here is my findings for SuSE / Ubuntu in x64 mode:

    toolchain need those x32 packages / libs:

    # SuSE 13.2 x64 32bit libs for toolchain
    # sudo zypper install libelf1-32bit
    # sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
    # Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 32bit libs for toolchain
    # sudo apt-get install libelf1:i386 zlib1g:i386
  2. nikk gitanes

    Basic build packages are build-essential in Ubuntu, and autoconf automake flex byson, maybe others... Compiler will tell you what it wants on compile error. Also, toolchain path must be set before cross-compilation:

    sudo ln -sf $SRC/toolchains/hndtools-arm-linux-2.6.36-uclibc-4.5.3 /opt/hndtools-arm-linux-2.6.36-uclibc-4.5.3
    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/hndtools-arm-linux-2.6.36-uclibc-4.5.3/bin
  3. jpap

    After setting up packages as above, I get a build error on iptables-1.4.x-configure:

    ./configure: line 11934: syntax error near unexpected token `libnfnetlink,'
    ./configure: line 11934: `PKG_CHECK_MODULES(libnfnetlink, libnfnetlink >= 1.0,'
    Makefile:1036: recipe for target 'iptables-1.4.x-configure' failed
    make[5]: *** [iptables-1.4.x-configure] Error 2
    make[5]: Leaving directory '/home/jpap/Development/tomato-arm/release/src-rt-6.x.4708/router'

    While this link suggests to remove the module check completely, it was solved by running autoreconf in the folder $SRC/router/iptables-1.4.x as suggested by StackOverflow, then restarting the build.

    Posting here because this simple solution was very difficult to find...

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