sudo apt-get install avr-libc binutils-avr gcc-avr avrdude avarice gdb-avr
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To compile the examples and application the following tools are required:
To be able to do debugging in addition the following packages should be installed as well:
AVR libc version 1.7.0 is broken. Use the
If you use an AVR Dragon programmer you may first upgrade its firmware using AVR Studio. Otherwise some of the AVR devices exceeding 32 kByte Flash may not be supported by the Dragon board.
AVR Studio and WinAVR
If you are developing on the Windows platform the easiest way to start is to download the ATMEL Studio. This is a complete IDE with compiler and integrated debugger. It supports all the standard programming Hardware.
Atmel also offers also a standalone version of the toolchain without the GUI at http://www.atmel.com/tools/ATMELAVRTOOLCHAINFORWINDOWS.aspx Note that this package includes no programming tool like avrdude. A precompiled version of avrdude can be obtained from http://tomeko.net.
There are seperate options to install an AVR tool chain for Linux. To get started, the official AVR Linux Packages should be good enough. If you have the need to compile code for very new MCU devices then either the wrightflyer packages, the Bingo Scripts or the Atmel toolchain are available
The Latest Atmel Toolchain
The Official AVR Linux Packages (Ubuntu)
If you are using one of the latest versions of Ubuntu (10.04 and 10.10) it is quite easy to install the AVR build toolchain:
The "wrightflyer" Packages
If you have a Debian based distribution or you would like to install a newer toolchain you could check http://www.wrightflyer.co.uk/avr-gcc for available packages.
Please note that the revision
The following steps are required to install the package. The installation
requires admministrator privileges, either use the
Version 30-jun-2010 needs patching of delay.h
Now add the directory
Bingo Scripts - Self compiling the Tool Chain
This script is absolutely needed if you need for some reason the tools with the latest patches.
Otherwise then stated in the article,it is not necessarry to be "root" for building the scripts, it is sufficient if you have write permissions in the install directory.
If you want to change the install prefix from
Before you now start with executing the scripts, some words of caution are needed.
With keeping this in mind you can start with building the toolchain following the instruction in the article.
Atmel AVR Toolchain
A eqivalent Linux version of the Windows AVR studio toolchain can be found here: http://www.atmel.com/tools/ATMELAVRTOOLCHAINFORLINUX.aspx. This package does also not contain avrdude, so that it needs to be installed or self compiled seperately.
Using avrdude with USB devices
In order to access the programming devices Atmel AVRISP MkII, JTAG-ICE MkII and AVR Dragon as user and not as root, the following steps have to be done:
Create a file
After creating this file, restart the udev deamon, e.g. with
A precompiled version of avrdude can be found at
assumes a specific version of libusb. However, if you want to use avrdude
together with Atmel Studio install the package
The regular way to debug an AVR application is
Recently when running avarice on Ubuntu 10.10 after an update the following error happened:
The fix for this is to make a symlink from your existing
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