Compiling devkitPro on FreeBSD

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Yes it’s possible to compile devkitPro/devkitARM on FreeBSD. It does require a bit of tweaking though. Below are some notes I took while compiling devkitARM release 42 and associated libraries on FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE. It’s a lot of quick hacks, but that worked out for having a fully working libga based environment.

* bash script does not work
  -> replace /bin/bash with more portable /usr/bin/env bash
* GNU MP is needed
  -> portmaster math/gmp
* gmp header files not found while GCC is compiled
  -> problem files need manual editing pointing to the full path
  of the header, for instance /usr/local/include/gmp.h
* linker cannot find -lmpc at the end of stage 1 GCC build
  -> -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib needs to be added
  in .devkitARM/arm-none-eabi/gcc/gcc/Makefile
* abort defined twice in a row in libsysbase abort.c
  -> I removed the duplicate lines
* same with iosupport.c ?
* same with close.c, environ.c, execve.c, etc
  OK something is definitively wrong with the distribution of this
  source, or one of the scripts. I ended up `for ... do`-ing a lot
  of mv commands.
* libfreeimage missing for building grit-0.8.12
  -> portmaster graphics/freeimage
* grit configure cannot find libfreeimage
  -> configure/ modified to skip test
  and -I/usr/local/include -L/usr/local/lib
* grit fails to compile because cannot find FreeImage.h
  -> relevant .h and .cpp files edited to 
  include /usr/local/include/FreeImage.h
* tar tap error with libnds, libmirko, and maybe another one
  -> add '-f -' to relevant Makefile:
  bzip2 -cd libnds-$(VERSION).tar.bz2 | \
  tar -x -f - -C $(DEVKITPRO)/libnds
* Maxmod fails to build
  ->replace @make with gmake in maxmod.mak
* Examples installed manually
* when compiling projects, clang is used, fails
  -> the Makefile needs editing to replace @make with gmake

It’s very rough, but should give enough hints.

There is a small thread on the DevkitPro/DevkitARM forum on the matter: