prebuilt tool binaries question
dtalayco at broadcom.com
Fri May 19 17:05:47 UTC 2000
Joel Sherrill wrote:
> We are trying to figure out what host OSes it make
> sense to prebuilt tool binaries for. The list
> of targets will be as complete as possible like
> with the RPMs (i386, i960, m68k, mips, powerpc,
> sh, and sparc). I think this list covers most
> RTEMS users:
> + Linux x86 - glibc 2 based distributions using RPM,
> Debian, or tgz. This should cover the major
> distributions including RedHat, SuSE,
> Caldera, and Debian.
> + Cygwin - B20+ using RPM or tgz
> + Solaris 2.x SPARC - using RPM or tgz
> + FreeBSD x86 - don't know packaging yet. Could
> something be derived via RPM specs? Could x86 Linux
> binaries be converted?
> Are there any other hosts in use out there?
FYI: I've recently built the tools and rtems under
PPC Linux (Yellow Dog) without too many changes. I'm
still evaluating my success. I expect once compiled,
the packaging could be done easily with RPM (a statement
made in ignorance about such things.)
> I do know of a couple of odd issues that impact the
> usefulness of the configurations being built. For
> example, the m68k gdb does not include Eric Norum's
> bdm kit.
> Building these tool binaries is a VERY time-consuming
> process and we really encourage users to move to
? Move to packaged binaries?
> It eliminates a lot of problems that new
> and old users can encounter.
> I would like to thank Ralf Corsepius and David Fiddes
> for all the help they have given in getting this far.
> If there is a FreeBSD tool packaging expert out there,
> volunteer. It will speed things up considerably. :)
> Joel Sherrill, Ph.D. Director of Research & Development
> joel at OARcorp.com On-Line Applications Research
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