Development Notes

Compiling kernels and applications for the Explora

To build kernels and compile applications for the Explora you'll need a cross compile tool chain. This assumes you're working on an X86 based PC running Redhat linux 7.x. I use the Montavista Software Journeyman tool chain, which was freely distributed at one point. It's a little dated now but it's still quite valid.

You can build your own tool chain from scratch, but that's a lot more complex.

1. At a minimum, get these rpm's via http

You can find the entire HHL JourneyMan ppc_8xx release at 2. Install the rpm's as root with rpm -i --ignorearch 3. Download code via cvs from and compile.