Building the CBC Firmware on Mac OS X

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I am attempting to build the cbc firmware on Mac OS 10.8, but I'm not sure how to set up the dependencies. Is it even possible, or will I need to do it on a Linux distro? Thanks a lot!

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I never tried on OSX, but I spent about a week trying to make it build on Cygwin. Finally gave up and spent a couple hours with VMWare and Ubuntu, and got it working almost immediately. While it may be possible to do on OSX, my guess is that it's not worth the trouble and that you're better off using a VM.

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Alright, thanks, I'll probably just install Ubuntu and dual-boot. Sorry for the thread spam, trying to do a million things at once.

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