TianoCore on FreeBSD/amd64, Take 2

Now that I have build a cross compiler, I’m trying to build the TianoCore EDK again.

In this post I list a few environment variables that need to be set in order to build the EDK. Because the build process needs to use the cross compiler, another environment variable is needed:

$ export CC=/opt/i386-tiano-pe/bin/gcc

Since I’m lazy and all, I put everything in a little script called env.sh:

export WORKSPACE=/home/phs/edk2
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0
export ANT_HOME=/opt/apache-ant-1.6.5
export XMLBEANS_HOME=/opt/xmlbeans-2.1.0
export PATH=$PATH:$ANT_HOME/bin:$XMLBEANS_HOME/bin
export CC=/opt/i386-tiano-pe/bin/gcc

Also, the EDK build notes mention that the default build target is the Windows NT Emulation environment. However, that target cannot be built using GCC, so I needed to edit the file Tools/Conf/target.txt and change the ACTIVE_PLATFORM to:

ACTIVE_PLATFORM       = EdkUnixPkg/Unix.fpd

Now, I can tip of the build process as follows:

$ cd ~/edk2
$ . env.sh
$ . edksetup.sh newbuild

Note that the build script must be “sourced”, not executed. Unfortunately, the build process still fails, but now with a different error:

       [cc] 1 total files to be compiled.
       [cc] In file included from /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.h:3,
       [cc]                  from /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c:17:
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:27:20: error: jni_md.h: No such file or directory
       [cc] In file included from /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.h:3,
       [cc]                  from /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c:17:
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:45: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jsize'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:104: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jbyte'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:193: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1834: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1842: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1851: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1888: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1927: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1930: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1933: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1937: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jint'
       [cc] /usr/local/diablo-jdk1.5.0/include/jni.h:1940: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'void'
       [cc] In file included from /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c:17:
       [cc] /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.h:16: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jbyteArray'
       [cc] /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c:29: error: expected '=', ',', ';', 'asm' or '__attribute__' before 'jbyteArray'

BUILD FAILED
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/build.xml:22: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/build.xml:254: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/build.xml:45: gcc failed with return code 1

The root cause of this is that the compiler can’t find the jni_md.h header which is located in $JAVA_HOME/include/freebsd (at least on my system). I worked around this problem by editing $JAVA_HOME/include/jni.h as follows:

--- jni.h.orig  2008-02-06 11:50:05.000000000 +0100
+++ jni.h       2008-02-06 11:50:16.000000000 +0100
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
 /* jni_md.h contains the machine-dependent typedefs for jbyte, jint
    and jlong */
 
-#include "jni_md.h"
+#include "freebsd/jni_md.h"
 
 #ifdef __cplusplus
 extern "C" {

Now I’m stuck with yet another compilation error:

init:
     [echo] Building the EDK Tool Library: CompressDll

Lib:
       [cc] 1 total files to be compiled.
       [cc] /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c: In function 'Java_org_tianocore_framework_tasks_Compress_CallCompress':
       [cc] /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/CompressDll.c:57: warning: overflow in implicit constant conversion
       [cc] Starting link
       [cc] /usr/bin/ld: /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/Library/libCommonTools.a(EfiCompress.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
       [cc] /home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/Library/libCommonTools.a: could not read symbols: Bad value

BUILD FAILED
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/build.xml:22: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/build.xml:254: The following error occurred while executing this line:
/home/phs/edk2/Tools/CCode/Source/CompressDll/build.xml:45: gcc failed with return code 1

Well, I guess we’ll see where this ends…

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