UPGRADE YOUR BROWSER

We have detected your current browser version is not the latest one. Xilinx.com uses the latest web technologies to bring you the best online experience possible. Please upgrade to a Xilinx.com supported browser:Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Safari. Thank you!

AR# 20666

11.1 EDK - Where can I find the documentation for the GNU tools such as GCC, GAS, GAR and GLD?

Description

Where can I find the documentation for the GNU tools used by EDK?

Solution

EDK uses a selection of GNU tools. The appropriate documentation can be found at the following location:

http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html

In particular, the documentation for some of the more commonly used GNU tools can be found at the locations listed below:

GNU Compiler (GCC) Documentation Homepage

http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/

To find out what the current version of the GCC compilers are, open a cygwin shell and run the following commands:

$ powerpc-eabi-gcc -v

$ mb-gcc -v

GAS - GNU Assembler

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

GLD - GNU Linker

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

GAR - GNU Archiver

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ObjCopy - Copy and translate object files

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ObjDump - Display information from object files

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

ReadElf - Display the contents of ELF format files.

http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/manual/

AR# 20666
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article