RSB Problem with gdb-7.11

Michael Westfall mwestfal at
Tue Dec 11 12:52:00 UTC 2018


I was trying to use RSB to build the cross compiler toolchain for rtems
4.10 / powerpc, and after a couple of hours working (mostly spent building
newlib), RSB failed with the following output:
config: tools/rtems-gdb-7.11-1.cfg
package: powerpc-rtems4.10-gdb-7.11-x86_64-linux-gnu-1
building: powerpc-rtems4.10-gdb-7.11-x86_64-linux-gnu-1
error: building powerpc-rtems4.10-gdb-7.11-x86_64-linux-gnu-1
  See error report:
error: building powerpc-rtems4.10-gdb-7.11-x86_64-linux-gnu-1
Build Set: Time 1:55:31.187692

Looking at the referenced error report, I see:

checking whether to use python... yes
checking for python... /usr/bin/python
checking for python2.6... no
configure: error: python is missing or unusable
make[1]: *** [configure-gdb] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [all] Error 2
shell cmd failed: /bin/sh -ex
error: building powerpc-rtems4.10-gdb-7.11-x86_64-linux-gnu-1

So, it seems to be an error with finding Python, but /usr/bin/python exists
and is a hard link with /usr/bin/python2.6
Additionally /usr/bin/python2 exists and is a soft link to /usr/bin/python.

I don't understand why this is failing.  Ideas?

Mike Westfall
Control Systems Software Engineer
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