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[avr-libc-dev] newbie question - attiny88 on Ubuntu

From: Allan Macdonald
Subject: [avr-libc-dev] newbie question - attiny88 on Ubuntu
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 11:43:58 -0400

Hello everybody,

I am a relative newbie in AVR cross development.  My first project was
an ATtiny88 using WinAVR on a Windows XP machine.  This project is up
and running well and I am happy about that.

Now, however, I want to work on this same project, as well as new
ones, on my shiny new machine, a Dell 1525 notebook pre-installed with
Ubuntu (V8.04 - I am making an effort to migrate all my computing
entirely over to Linux and I thought this would be a good way to

My problem is that, when I attempt to make my current project, avr-gcc
complains with the following error:

crc.c:1: error: MCU ‘attiny88’ supported for assembler only

I am a little confused as to why this happens on Linux and not in
WinAVR.  The version of avr-gcc installed on my machine is 4.2.2.
This is the version that was available in the repositories that are
offered by default.  I got it by going into my Synaptic Package
Manager, finding all the avr-related packages such as gcc, gdb,
avrdude, etc, and installing them.

I don't know what to do or who to ask to fix this.  My apologies if
this is the wrong list in which to be asking these questions.  If
there is a better list or forum to post this, please let me know.


- What would be the easiest way for me to fix this?
- Should I download and build the latest tarball for avr-gcc sources?
- Is there a pre-compiled binary available somewhere?
- Should I be contacting whoever maintains the dell and ubuntu
repositories to get them to commit the latest versions of avr-gcc

Other questions:

Who maintains avr-gcc anyway?  Is it the same people that maintain the
AVR-libc project?   Do these go hand-in-hand?
How is this different from the cross-gcc project (crosstool, etc)?
How is this different from the WinAVR project?

Thanks to anyone willing to take a stab at answering this verbose query.

My best to all,

Allan W. Macdonald

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