Package Details: microchip-mplabxc8-bin 1.38-1

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Package Base: microchip-mplabxc8-bin
Description: Microchip's MPLAB XC8 C compiler toolchain for their PIC10/12/16/18 microcontroller families and their PIC14000 device
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: bxs
Maintainer: greyltc
Last Packager: greyltc
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.182458
First Submitted: 2012-03-24 20:33
Last Updated: 2016-07-24 12:35

Dependencies (4)

Required by (1)

Sources (2)

Latest Comments

anker14 commented on 2016-05-24 10:24

@greyltc working great for me, no more errors, thank you!

greyltc commented on 2016-05-23 20:23

My apologies again for being so slow here. I've just updated, are things working alright now?

Wesley_Chan commented on 2016-04-19 03:14

@greyltc, would you please update this package and apply the patch which you applied to XC32? Thank you.

Wesley_Chan commented on 2015-09-18 05:01

Dear @Technicus,

This is what I was talking about. The installation is not identical to the official installer. Please read my comment and the one on the XC32 package page.

Now maybe we should wait for greyltc's response. For a quick solution, copy those files mentioned manually.


Technicus commented on 2015-09-17 20:41

When compiling I get this message:
" sh: /opt/microchip/xc8/v1.35/bin/xclm: No such file or directory ".

What does it mean?

Also I posted a gist describing a situation I am having and asking a question: < >.

If any suggestions would be welcome.


Wesley_Chan commented on 2015-09-17 06:31

Dear greyltc,

The same as I commented on the XC32 package.

# Maintainer: Grey Christoforo <first name at last name dot net>
# Contributer: mickael9 <mickael9 at gmail dot com>

pkgdesc="Microchip's MPLAB XC${_number_of_bits} C compiler toolchain for their PIC10/12/16/18 microcontroller families and their PIC14000 device"
arch=(i686 x86_64)

options=(!strip docs libtool emptydirs !zipman staticlibs !upx)




build() {
msg2 "Unpacking files from installer"
./bitrock-unpacker.tcl ./xc${_number_of_bits}-v$ ./unpacked.vfs

package() {
mkdir -p "${pkgdir}${instdir}"
mv unpacked.vfs/compiler/programfiles*/* "${pkgdir}${instdir}"
mv unpacked.vfs/licensecomponent/LinuxLMBin/bin/{roam.lic,xclm} "${pkgdir}${instdir}/bin"
sed -i "s/<xclm>/<xclm>\n\t<xclm:LicenseDirectory xclm:path=\"\/opt\/microchip\/xclm\/license\/\" \/>/" \
mv unpacked.vfs/licensecomponent/LinuxLMBin/etc/xclm.conf "${pkgdir}${instdir}/etc"
mv unpacked.vfs/licensecomponent/LinuxLMBin/docs/* "${pkgdir}${instdir}/docs"
mv "${pkgdir}${instdir}"/*License.txt "${pkgdir}${instdir}/docs" 2>/dev/null || true

mkdir -p "$pkgdir/etc/profile.d"
echo "export PATH=\"\$PATH\":'${instdir}/bin'" > "${pkgdir}/etc/profile.d/${pkgname}.sh"
echo "export XC${_number_of_bits}_TOOLCHAIN_ROOT='${instdir}'" >> "$pkgdir/etc/profile.d/${pkgname}.sh"

mkdir -p "$pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname"
ln -s "${instdir}/docs/$(basename "${pkgdir}${instdir}/docs"/*[Ll]icense.txt)" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/LICENSE"

Manouchehri commented on 2015-08-31 22:00

XC8 Compiler v1.35 is out.

mauritiusdadd commented on 2015-08-10 15:29

It still fails if installerBlobFromMicrochip is located in a read-only filesystem or if the user don't have the permission for writing access (for example when using makechrootpkg):

==> Starting build()...
-> Unpacking files from installer
Unable to create Cookfs object: couldn't open "/build/microchip-mplabxc8-bin/src/build/installerBlobFromMicrochip": read-only file system
while executing
"::cookfs::pages -cachesize 128 -compression zlib -compresscommand {} -decompresscommand {} -endoffset 189697182 /build/microchip-mplabxc8-bin/src/buil..."
("eval" body line 1)
invoked from within
"eval $pagescmd"
(procedure "::cookfs::Mount" line 139)
invoked from within
"::cookfs::Mount -endoffset 189697182 -pagecachesize 128 -decompresscommand {} ./build/installerBlobFromMicrochip /installerData"
("eval" body line 1)
invoked from within
"eval [concat [list ::cookfs::Mount] $args]"
(procedure "vfs::cookfs::Mount" line 2)
invoked from within
"vfs::cookfs::Mount {*}$options $installerFile $dataMount"
(file "./bitrock-unpacker.tcl" line 60)
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

But it works changing the build function like the following

build() {
msg2 "Unpacking files from installer"
mkdir build
cp installerBlobFromMicrochip build/installerBlobFromMicrochip
./bitrock-unpacker.tcl ./build/installerBlobFromMicrochip ./unpacked.vfs

However, thankyou for your work.

greyltc commented on 2015-08-10 10:10

Hi mauritiusdadd,
Please try release 6.

mauritiusdadd commented on 2015-08-09 11:40

Hi, this package fails to build if installerBlobFromMicrochip is located in a read-only filesystem or if the user have not the permission for writing access.

Also the use of if [[ $CARCH = i686 ]] for setting dependencies is deprecated and you should use instead the varables depends_i686 and depends_x86_64 [1]. Finally you should *never* add executables or libraries (like inside the source package, especially when they are not needed and aren't even used inside the PKGBUILD.

I rewrote the PKGBUILD to fix some of the above issues, you can find it here [2]


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