There are separate binaries for Windows (Intel 32/64-bit), macOS (Intel 64-bit) and GNU/Linux (Intel 32/64-bit, Arm 32/64-bit).
The binary files are available from GitHub releases.
The full details of installing the xPack OpenOCD on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.
To install the latest version available, use:
$ xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/openocd@latest
To install this specific version, use:
$ xpm install --global @firstname.lastname@example.org
The xPack OpenOCD generally follows the official OpenOCD releases.
The current version is based on:
- OpenOCD version 0.10.0, the development commit 3ffa14b04 from October 11, 2020.
There are no functional changes.
Compared to the upstream, the following changes were applied:
- a configure option was added to configure branding (
src/openocd.cfile was edited to display the branding string
contrib/60-openocd.rulesfile was simplified to avoid protection related issues.
On all platforms the packages are standalone, and expect only the standard runtime to be present on the host.
All dependencies that are build as shared libraries are copied locally in the same folder as the executable.
On GNU/Linux the binaries are adjusted to use a relative path:
$ readelf -d library.so | grep runpath 0x000000000000001d (RPATH) Library rpath: [$ORIGIN]
In the GNU ld.so search strategy, the
the highest priority, higher than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, so if this later one
is set in the environment, it should not interfere with the xPack binaries.
Please note that previous versions, up to mid-2020, used
has a priority lower than
LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and does not tolerate setting
it in the environment.
Similarly, on macOS, the dynamic libraries are adjusted with
otool to use a
The original documentation is available in the
Binaries for Windows, macOS and Intel/Arm GNU/Linux are provided.
The binaries were built using the xPack Build Box (XBB), a set of build environments based on slightly older distributions, that should be compatible with most recent systems.
- Intel GNU/Linux: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 12 Docker container
- Arm GNU/Linux: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 16 Docker container (added in mid-2020)
- Windows: all binaries were built with mingw-w64 GCC 9.3, running in an Ubuntu 12 Docker container
- macOS: all binaries were built with GCC 9.3, running in a separate folder on macOS 10.10.5.
The scripts used to build this distribution are in:
For the prerequisites and more details on the build procedure, please see the How to build page.
The first set of tests were performed on Travis, by running a simple script to check if the binaries start on a wide range of platforms and distributions:
The binaries were testes on Windows 10 Pro 32/64-bit, Intel Ubuntu 18 LTS 64-bit, Intel Xubuntu 18 LTS 32-bit and macOS 10.15.
Install the package with xpm.
The simple test, consists in starting the binaries only to identify the STM32F4DISCOVERY board.
.../xpack-openocd-0.10.0-15/bin/openocd -f board/stm32f4discovery.cfg
A more complex test consist in programming and debugging a simple blinky application on the STM32F4DISCOVERY board. The binaries were those generated by simple Eclipse projects available in the xPack GNU Arm Embedded GCC project.
The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:
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- GitHub xpack-dev-tools/openocd-xpack
- this release
- all xPack releases
- all GNU MCU Eclipse releases
- individual file counters (grouped per release)
- npmjs.com @xpack-dev-tools/openocd