Build magic lantern firmware
I am using
Xubuntu 16.04.3 64 bit for this build.
To download code we will need
hg). To make toolchain work on 64 bit OS we will also need some 32-bit libraries, and
rst2html command (for build ML modules)
sudo apt install mercurial gcc-multilib lib32z1 docutils-common
Lets clone repo:
cd ~ hg clone -u unified https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern
Then checkout to branch for your camera, I have Canon 1200D also known as Rabel T5.
cd magic-lantern hg checkout 1200D
To find out the native toolchain version that developers use by default we can do
cat Makefile.user.default | grep gcc-arm
ARM_PATH=~/gcc-arm-none-eabi-4_8-2013q4 now. Let's find a link here and install it to home dir:
cd ~ wget https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/4.8/4.8-2013-q4-major/+download/gcc-arm-none-eabi-4_8-2013q4-20131204-linux.tar.bz2 tar xjf gcc-arm-none-eabi-4_8-2013q4-20131204-linux.tar.bz2
cd platform/1200D.101/ make clean && make zip
zip is here:
~/magic-lantern/platform/1200D.101$ ls *.zip magiclantern-Nightly.2017Oct01.1200D101.zip
Extract it to formatted SD card and run the firmware update.
You need exactly same Canon firmware version as your ML build support (Here we have 101). So update/downgrade your Canon official firmware from official site (download FIR file and copy it to clean SD card), and only then update to ML
CAUTION Never eject SD card from camera earlier than 5 seconds before insert
CAUTION If you are installing ML first time please pay attention that installer asks you backup
ROM1files from SD card (
ML\LOGSfolder) to a reliable place. You may need it in future. Also, please don't request one and don't share it online - it is Canon IP