Installing the tools

This page contains OS-agnostic installation instructions for a few of the tools:

Rust Toolchain

Install rustup by following the instructions at

NOTE Make sure you have a compiler version equal to or newer than 1.31. rustc -V should return a date newer than the one shown below.

$ rustc -V
rustc 1.31.1 (b6c32da9b 2018-12-18)

For bandwidth and disk usage concerns the default installation only supports native compilation. To add cross compilation support for the ARM Cortex-M architecture choose one of the following compilation targets. Use the last one for the STM32F3DISCOVERY board and follow along with the book.

Cortex M0 M0+

$ rustup target add thumbv6m-none-eabi

Cortex M3

$ rustup target add thumbv7m-none-eabi

Cortex M4 M7 without FPU

$ rustup target add thumbv7em-none-eabi

Cortex M4 M7 with FPU <-- STM32F3DISCOVERY

$ rustup target add thumbv7em-none-eabihf


$ cargo install cargo-binutils

$ rustup component add llvm-tools-preview

OS-Specific Instructions

Now follow the instructions specific to the OS you are using: