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.
- Intel GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.15 or higher (like Ubuntu 12 or later, Debian 8 or later, RedHat/CentOS 7 later, Fedora 20 or later, etc)
- Arm GNU/Linux 32/64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.23 or higher (like Ubuntu 16 or later, Debian 9 or later, RedHat/CentOS 8 or later, Fedora 24 or later, etc)
- Intel Windows 32/64-bit: Windows 7 with the Universal C Runtime (UCRT), Windows 8, Windows 10
- Intel macOS 64-bit: 10.13 or later
The full details of installing the xPack OpenOCD on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.
xpm tool available, installing
the latest version of the package and adding it as
a dependency for a project is quite easy:
cd my-project xpm init # Only at first use. xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/openocd@latest ls -l xpacks/.bin
To install this specific version, use:
xpm install @email@example.com
For xPacks aware tools, like the Eclipse Embedded C/C++ plug-ins, it is also possible to install OpenOCD globally, in the user home folder.
xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/openocd@latest
Eclipse will automatically
identify binaries installed with
xpm and provide a convenient method to manage paths.
To remove the links from the current project:
cd my-project xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/openocd
To completely remove the package from the global store:
xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/openocd
The xPack OpenOCD generally follows the official OpenOCD releases.
The current version is based on:
- OpenOCD version 0.11.0, the development commit 918811529 from Oct. 2, 2021.
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
libexec folder (or in the same folder as the executable for Windows).
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
The binaries for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS and Intel & Arm GNU/Linux) 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.
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.
Before publishing, a set of simple tests were performed on an exhaustive set of platforms. The results are available from:
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-0.11.0-2/bin/openocd -f board/stm32f4discovery.cfg xPack OpenOCD x86_64 Open On-Chip Debugger 0.11.0+dev (2021-10-17-00:10) Licensed under GNU GPL v2 For bug reports, read http://openocd.org/doc/doxygen/bugs.html Info : The selected transport took over low-level target control. The results might differ compared to plain JTAG/SWD srst_only separate srst_nogate srst_open_drain connect_deassert_srst Info : Listening on port 6666 for tcl connections Info : Listening on port 4444 for telnet connections Info : clock speed 2000 kHz Info : STLINK V2J14S0 (API v2) VID:PID 0483:3748 Info : Target voltage: 2.889911 Info : stm32f4x.cpu: Cortex-M4 r0p1 processor detected Info : stm32f4x.cpu: target has 6 breakpoints, 4 watchpoints Info : starting gdb server for stm32f4x.cpu on 3333 Info : Listening on port 3333 for gdb connections target halted due to breakpoint, current mode: Thread xPSR: 0x21000000 pc: 0x0800113c msp: 0x2001ff78 ^Cshutdown command invoked
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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Support for 32-bit Intel Linux and Intel Windows will most probably be dropped in 2022. Support for 32-bit Arm Linux will be preserved for a while, due to the large user base of 32-bit Raspberry Pi systems.
Linux minimum requirements
Support for RedHat 7 will most probably be dropped in 2022, and the minimum requirement will be raised to GLIBC 2.27, available starting with Ubuntu 18 and RedHat 8.
- 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