[Lazarus] Cross-compiling -> MIPS

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Sun Oct 28 00:22:50 CEST 2012

On 10/27/2012 15:37, SkyDiablo wrote:
> ok, now i can compile some binaries, but they dont run on my target system, i
> get this error:

i cannot help very much with your goals but...

> helloWorld4MIPS: line 1: syntax error: unexpected "("
> so i'm not sure about the right "toolchain"? i get a binary thats starts with
> "ELF", what does it mean this "ELF" ?

i googled "elf binary" (sans quotes) and got this URL...


> by the way, i have switch to "mipsel".

if it isn't *nix, ELF binaries won't run on it...

> maybe, should i change to a debian system for cross-compile?
> greez & thx,
> sky...
> Am 26.10.2012 23:24, schrieb Sven Barth:
>> Am 26.10.2012 18:59 schrieb "SkyDiablo" <skydiablo at gmx.net
>> <mailto:skydiablo at gmx.net>>:
>> >
>> > ok, i play around with this stuff, but now i get this error at compiling:
>> >
>> > project1.lpr(0,0) Fatal: Can not find unit system used by Project1.
>> >
>> > i cant fix it :(
>> There are three things you can try:
>> 1. Ensure that your project settings ate correctly set to mips-linux and that
>> the correct compiler is used. You can check this by doing a compile in Lazarus
>> and when it reports the error you right click on the message window and select
>> "copy all messages including hidden" (or so) and paste them somewhere you can
>> read them (e.g. after the final "end." of your project) and check whether the
>> compiler version is correct, the compiler date (your compilation date) and
>> that the target is set correctly
>> 2. Maybe your search path is wrong. Take a look at your 2.7.1 fpc.cfg and
>> search for a -Fu option with "rtl" at the end and verify that this is the
>> correct path and that a "system.ppu" and "system.o" is located there.
>> 3. Add the option "-vut" to the "other settings" memo in the compiler options,
>> copy the output as in 1. and check whether the compiler indeed searches in the
>> correct directory for "system.ppu"

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