I'm attempting to get Eclipse and the GNU Arm toolchain installed on my Windows 10 system. I'm following the instructions at...
Except that I'm installing all the latest versions of things. When I attempt to build the blinky example everything goes smoothly until the .Hex file...
D:\Development\SDKs\Nordic\nRF5_SDK_15.2.0_9412b96\examples\ble_peripheral\ble_app_blinky\pca10040\s132\armgcc>makeLinking target: _build/nrf52832_xxaa.out text data bss dec hex filename 27000 164 2464 29628 73bc _build/nrf52832_xxaa.outPreparing: _build/nrf52832_xxaa.hexD:/Development/Tools/GNU Tools ARM Embedded/8 2018-q4-major/bin/arm-none-eabi-objcopy: _build/nrf52832_xxaa.hex 64-bit address 0x4b4fa300026000 out of range for Intel Hex fileD:/Development/Tools/GNU Tools ARM Embedded/8 2018-q4-major/bin/arm-none-eabi-objcopy:_build/nrf52832_xxaa.hex: bad valuemake: *** [../../../../../../components/toolchain/gcc/Makefile.common:305: _build/nrf52832_xxaa.hex] Error 1
If I run make again after the Hex file fails it goes ahead and builds the .bin file.
D:\Development\SDKs\Nordic\nRF5_SDK_15.2.0_9412b96\examples\ble_peripheral\ble_app_blinky\pca10040\s132\armgcc>makePreparing: _build/nrf52832_xxaa.binDONE nrf52832_xxaa
Is this expected?
I'm just coming up to speed on all this, so if I'm doing something dumb, I apologize.
FYI...I fell back to the version of the toolchain called out in the article/link in my first post and now the Hex file builds.
I guess I'll run with that version.
It's definitely a problem with the latest toolchain. If you want something more recent: On Windows, the toolchain 6-2017-q1-update (6.3.1) doesn't have this problem (and I'm pretty sure 7.3.1 doesn't either).
Otherwise I'm hitting the same problem on Windows with gcc-arm-none-eabi-8-2018-q4-major (8.2.1), but it works on my Linux system. Using the 6.3.1 release of objcopy on the 8.2.1 output seems to work too.
Good to know, thanks.
A word to the wise (and probably weary if you've been using Eclipse + GCC ARM)...skip it and just go for Segger Embedded Studio. I just discovered (through these forums) that it's free to Nordic customers, and there are no limitations on code size. I wish I'd known this several days ago as I'll never get back that time I wasted on Eclipse + GCC ARM. I would've been so much further along with my project had I known. I had SES installed and building the examples in less than 10 minutes.
To future readers, this is an issue with arm-none-eabi-gcc 8-2018-q4 on windows. For more information: bugs.launchpad.net/.../1810274