Building OpenOCD from Sources for Windows¶
The following instructions are alternative to downloading binary OpenOCD from Espressif website. To quickly setup the binary OpenOCD, instead of compiling it yourself, backup and proceed to section Setup OpenOCD for Windows.
Download Sources of OpenOCD¶
The sources for the ESP32-enabled variant of OpenOCD are available from Espressif GitHub under https://github.com/espressif/openocd-esp32. To download the sources, use the following commands:
cd ~/esp git clone –recursive https://github.com/espressif/openocd-esp32.git
The clone of sources should be now saved in
Install packages that are required to compile OpenOCD:
Install the following packages one by one, check if installation was successful and then proceed to the next package. Resolve reported problems before moving to the next step.
pacman -S libtool pacman -S autoconf pacman -S automake pacman -S texinfo pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-libusb-compat-git pacman -S pkg-config
pkg-config is breaking operation of esp-idf toolchain. After building of OpenOCD it should be uninstalled. It be covered at the end of this instruction. To build OpenOCD again, you will need to run
pacman -S pkg-config once more. This issue does not concern other packages installed in this step (before
Proceed with configuring and building OpenOCD:
cd ~/esp/openocd-esp32 ./bootstrap ./configure make
Optionally you can add
make install step at the end. Skip it, if you have an existing OpenOCD (from e.g. another development platform), as it may get overwritten.
- Should an error occur, resolve it and try again until the command
- If there is a submodule problem from OpenOCD, please
openocd-esp32directory and input
git submodule update --init.
- If the
./configureis successfully run, information of enabled JTAG will be printed under
OpenOCD configuration summary.
- If the information of your device is not shown in the log, use
./configureto enable it as described in
- For details concerning compiling OpenOCD, please refer to
make process is successfully completed, the executable of OpenOCD will be saved in
pkg-config, as discussed during installation of dependencies:
pacman -Rs pkg-config