So I've been trying to build vlc for a bit, and then realized I had built the verdex gumstix tree, not the overo tree *sigh*.
rm -rf gumstix-oe and then followed the recipe here...
http://www.gumstix.net/Software/view/Software-Overo/Setting-up-a-build-environment/111.html

I'm trying to build the overo tree on my laptop running the latest ubuntu 9.04

and it's dieing with strings bigger than the compiler can handle noises.  I'm at a loss as to what to do here.

I had built the entire verdex tree at one time, and was wondering if there were left overs in my environment variables or something that might be causing me grief at this point trying to build the overo tree.

Is there perhaps a missed instruction about pulling down all the patches that are necessary and putting them in the right place to be invoked or something along those lines that I didn't do that's causing this?

Here's a copy of the output.

WARNING: No matches in filesystem for /home/rickd/overo-oe/user.collection in COLLECTIONS
NOTE: Psyco JIT Compiler (http://psyco.sf.net) not available. Install it to increase performance.
NOTE: Handling BitBake files: \ (7080/7080) [100 %]
NOTE: Parsing finished. 6804 cached, 0 parsed, 276 skipped, 2 masked.
NOTE: Cache is clean, not saving.
NOTE: Resolving any missing task queue dependencies
NOTE: Preparing runqueue
NOTE: Executing runqueue
NOTE: Running task 163 of 3006 (ID: 2492, /home/rickd/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/recipes/gcc/gcc-cross-initial_4.3.3.bb, do_compile)
ERROR: function do_compile failed
ERROR: log data follows (/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/temp/log.do_compile.26484)
| NOTE: make ARCH_FLAGS_FOR_TARGET=-march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=softfp -isystem/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/staging/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/usr/include
| make[1]: Entering directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi'
| make[2]: Entering directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty'
| make[3]: Entering directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty/testsuite'
| make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
| make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty/testsuite'
| make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/libiberty'
| make[2]: Entering directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/fixincludes'
| gcc -c -isystem/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/staging/i686-linux/usr/include -O2 -g -W -Wall -Wwrite-strings -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wold-style-definition -Wmissing-format-attribute -Wno-overlength-strings -pedantic -Wno-long-long   -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes -I../include -I/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/../include /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.c
| In file included from /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.c:102:
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:72: warning: string length '4756' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:227: warning: string length '552' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:272: warning: string length '532' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:316: warning: string length '808' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:402: warning: string length '5139' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:2793: warning: string length '729' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/fixincludes/fixincl.x:7942: warning: string length '575' is greater than the length '509' ISO C89 compilers are required to support
| cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-Wno-overlength-strings"
| make[2]: *** [fixincl.o] Error 1
| make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/fixincludes'
| make[1]: *** [all-fixincludes] Error 2
| make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/gcc-4.3.3/build.i686-linux.arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi'
| make: *** [all] Error 2
| FATAL: oe_runmake failed
NOTE: Task failed: /home/rickd/overo-oe/tmp/work/armv7a-angstrom-linux-gnueabi/gcc-cross-initial-4.3.3-r5.1/temp/log.do_compile.26484
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting
ERROR: Build of /home/rickd/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/recipes/gcc/gcc-cross-initial_4.3.3.bb do_compile failed
ERROR: Task 2492 (/home/rickd/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/recipes/gcc/gcc-cross-initial_4.3.3.bb, do_compile) failed
NOTE: Tasks Summary: Attempted 162 tasks of which 162 didn't need to be rerun and 1 failed.
ERROR: '/home/rickd/overo-oe/org.openembedded.dev/recipes/gcc/gcc-cross-initial_4.3.3.bb' failed

I'm a bit stumped at this point as to what to do to get this to build. I'm starting to think.. start ALL over, wipe the entire directory tree and try again.

Rick

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