This section explains how can install the GCC development chain.
There are several methods listed below:
|Binary packages for GNU/Linux and Windows are available and
they allow you to install the development chain easily.
You don't have to get the sources and compile them.
This is the easiest and fastest installation but binary packages
are not provided for all existing operating systems.
Binary packages are also produced less often than source snapshots.
They will be produced only when the port is stable enough and
for a few hosts.
|Installation with the sources requires that you get the
sources of various GNU packages, apply a patch representing the
68HC11/68HC12 port and compile the whole set.
Depending on your host, this may be relatively easy or may be
difficult. This task is in general easy on Unix hosts (Linux,
FreeBSD, Solaris, MacOS X) . On Windows, it can be quite complex and
the Cygwin environment can help significantly.
Even though this can be easy, this method needs some knowledge
about building GNU packages. You should use it when your system
is not supported by the binary package or when you are interested
in looking at the sources.
Installation from CVS source trees requires that you get
the CVS source trees and compile them.
This is the most complex method but you can benefit of the
latest improvements and fixes made within the GNU source trees.
This is also more advanturous because the CVS source trees
are development trees, and from time to time, these sources
may not compile.