cross toolchain for building the beagle bone black and development

I needed to build a “newer” version of the Linux kernel for my beagle bone black since the kernel that came with board has this weird USB power issue ( uname : 3.8.13 - bone47).

My development environment is a virtual Box running Debian.(3.16.0-4-amd64)

I followed the instructions to build the Beagle bone kernel and image from the following website. (Thanks Robert Nelson). This worked great!
https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

As part of those instructions, the cross compiler toolchain I installed was Linaro GCC 5.3-2016.02. The build_kernel.sh script actually (re)downloads this exact toolchain and uses it to build the kernel.

Now I have started to write code for my beagle bone application. I require to use Qt. I was able to the build the Qt library statically using the above linaro compiler. But when I try to link my application code against the build Qt library I get missing library link errors for libicuio, libicui18n, libicuuc, libicudata.

  1. How do I get the ICU libraries for the linaro compiler?
  2. I could use the debain multi-arch to apt-get the cross-compiler toolchain and icu stuff…but then I need to get the build_kernel.sh script to point to this compiler. Has anyone done this?

Thanks!
Karina

I needed to build a "newer" version of the Linux kernel for my beagle bone
black since the kernel that came with board has this weird USB power issue
( uname : 3.8.13 - bone47).

My development environment is a virtual Box running Debian.(3.16.0-4-amd64)

I followed the instructions to build the Beagle bone kernel and image from
the following website. (Thanks Robert Nelson). This worked great!
https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/BeagleBone+Black

As part of those instructions, the cross compiler toolchain I installed was
Linaro GCC 5.3-2016.02. The build_kernel.sh script actually (re)downloads
this exact toolchain and uses it to build the kernel.

Now I have started to write code for my beagle bone application. I require
to use Qt. I was able to the build the Qt library statically using the above
linaro compiler. But when I try to link my application code against the
build Qt library I get missing library link errors for libicuio, libicui18n,
libicuuc, libicudata.

1. How do I get the ICU libraries for the linaro compiler?

"it's" best to use your system compiler for qt libraries..

2. I could use the debain multi-arch to apt-get the cross-compiler toolchain
and icu stuff...but then I need to get the build_kernel.sh script to point
to this compiler. Has anyone done this?

in the system.sh file in the kernel build script, just set CC=...

CC=/usr/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-

Regards,