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I am trying to build the linux kernel for arm based i.mx6 board. I have following these steps for building linux kernel

1.export ARCH=arm

2.export CROSS_COMPILE=/media/cascademic-101/D:/alam/MyProjects/IIOT-Gateway/porting/gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-4.9-2014.09_linux/bin/arm-linux-gnueabihf-

3.make

But I am getting the following error.

Makefile:129: *** multiple target patterns. Stop.

Any solution to fix this problem?

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  • Is this the full output of make or only the last line? Does your directory in step 2 have special characters in it? stackoverflow.com/a/3711394/3792138 suggests that e.g. : can be a problem. – johnLate Aug 12 '20 at 21:02
  • yes this is the full output of make Makefile:129: *** multiple target patterns. Stop. – Md Shahnawaz Alam Aug 13 '20 at 5:01
  • @johnLate yes the Path to the directory for cross-compile contains : – Md Shahnawaz Alam Aug 13 '20 at 5:39
  • Can you try renaming those directories to not contain any colon (:)? Please report back if that works. – johnLate Aug 13 '20 at 21:01
  • @johnLate yes it works ...Thanks – Md Shahnawaz Alam Aug 14 '20 at 10:06
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CROSS_COMPILE must be set to the prefix used for the compiler, not the directory containing it; typically for a 32-bit ARM build,

export CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf-

You must then ensure that the corresponding tools are on your PATH.

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  • OK, so you need to export CROSS_COMPILE as in my answer, and add /home/cascademic/quectel/gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf-4.9-2014.09_linux/bin to your PATH. – Stephen Kitt Aug 12 '20 at 15:20

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