If you have installed only a minimal Linux system then some libraries may be missing. The most likely candidates are the ncurses and ncurses-devel packages, and it will be necessary to install these first. You must also have the glibc-devel package installed, although that is normally the case.
Officially Red Hat Linux is the only supported host Unix system for use
with eCos, but in practice it is possible to build the tools on other
systems as well. As on all systems care has to be
taken care with the position of . in your PATH. In addition you will
need to have a reasonable set of existing tools on your Unix machine
before you can build a cross-compiler. A good starting point is the gcc compiler.
Two problems are occasionally encountered on Solaris systems. One of
these relates to the
command. Another involves
this is believed to be fixed in recent tools sources.
Solutions to these problems are available via the mailing list