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   Compiling uClibc-ng requires Linux kernel header files. uClibc-ng will
   be compiled to match the interfaces available in the provided
   version of the Linux kernel headers. Any modern Linux kernel is
   supported (3.x/4.x).
   Its also helpful to have a working version of GNU binutils, and 
   GNU gcc -- using excessively old versions of these packages can 
   cause very strange errors that are difficult to find and fix.

INSTALLING Linux kernel headers:

   Extract a Linux kernel source tree and create a populated headers

     make INSTALL_HDR_PATH=/tmp/linux-headers headers_install


 - Users must have a valid configuration file to compile uClibc-ng.  Do not
   skip this step.  New configuration options are added in each
   release, and odd configuration options are sometimes removed.
   To configure uClibc-ng, you can run:

           make menuconfig
           make config

   You need to point in "Target Architecture Features and Options"
   the field "Linux kernel header location" to for example
   /tmp/linux-headers/include if you installed the headers to
   /tmp/linux-headers (Variable name KERNEL_HEADERS in .config).

   If you have an existing .config file, you can update this file
   using the

           make oldconfig

   command, which will only ask you about new configuration options.

   Available configuration commands are:
        "make config"       Text based configuration, no menus or colors.
        "make menuconfig"   Text based color menus, radiolists & dialogs.
        "make oldconfig"    Default all questions based on the contents of
                            your existing ./.config file.
        "make defconfig"    Use defaults for all options.
        "make randconfig"   Use random values for all options.
        "make allyesconfig" Set all values to "yes" for all options.
        "make allnoconfig"  Set all values to "no" for all options.

COMPILING uClibc-ng:

 - uClibc-ng does not have proper dependancy checking so if you
   change your uClibc-ng configuration, you must current rebuild the
   entire library, by first running 

            make clean

 - Once you have a valid configuration file, just run


   to compile uClibc-ng.  or if you are cross compiling, you would
   instead run something like:

            make CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-

INSTALLING the uClibc-ng development environment:

 - As root, if necessary, run something like:

        make PREFIX=<some path> install

   This will install the uClibc-ng runtime and development system (i.e.
   all the header files, libraries, etc) into the directories defined
   within your .config file.

USING uClibc-ng:

 - To compile programs with uClibc-ng you will need a complete toolchain
   (i.e. binutils, gcc and uClibc-ng) that was built expressly for use
   with uClibc-ng.

 - You have following choices at the moment:
   - Use OpenADK from
   - Use Buildroot from
   - Use Crosstool-NG from
   - Use your own build scripts or environment