To compile osmocomBB or SIMtrace for the target we need a GNU Toolchain for ARM. There are various pre-compiled toolchains available but not all of them will produce working firmware. We will try to support all these configurations but it might take a while to identify the source of a problem.
If you have persistent errors when compiling, try using a different package.
Build one from source
If you want to build your own toolchain, known to be working with OsmocomBB, see here: GnuArmToolchain.
This is the best option to get a fairly recent GCC, and this is the option used by several Osmocom-BB developers.
gnuarm packages from following ppa are known to work on ubuntu 10.10 to build osmocom-bb. They are known not to work for SIMtrace
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bdrung/bsprak sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install arm-elf-toolchain
(FIXME: Should be rechecked, the information might be outdated)
Mac OS X
Apparently the arm-elf-gcc 4.3.2 from ports for mac os x can compile the sourcecode as well after symlinking /opt/local/bin/arm-elf-ranlib to /opt/local/bin/arm-elf-linux-ranlib and /opt/local/bin/arm-elf-strip to /opt/local/bin/arm-elf-linux-strip. If you omit the links, there will be unresolvable references to symbols in the libraries.