Installing / Compiling Stockfish on Angstrom

I am trying to install the Stockfish Chess engine on my BBB under Angstrom.
It is not listed under OPKG

The standard pre-compiled Linux versions do not seem to work, so I am trying to compile myself.

I used the latest image and did a OPKG update
I used git to successfully copy across Stockfish using:

git clone git://

Then tried various options on Make:

make profile-build ARCH=general-32 seemed to get the furthest but failed with:

/usr/lib/gcc/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/4.7.3/…/…/…/…/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcov

Not really a Linux user, so not sure what the problem is, could be a dependancy, but what?

If this doesn’t work thinking of trying Ubuntu or Debian as Stockfish instalation supported by apt-get install on other platforms e.g. RPi so I assume it might be on the BBB.

more detailed log attached.

Any suggestions gratefully recieved.


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