MPC8260ADS and Linux

Mike Siers mikes at
Fri Apr 26 14:21:59 UTC 2002

Hi Joel,
Sorry for the confusion.  Here is the quick and dirty recipe:

1) Install OpenBSD
2) Install the following packages or ports:
     - gettext
     - gmake
     - autoconf
     - automake
     - libtool
     - m4
3) Get and build GNU sed source (installs to /usr/local/bin)
4) Get and build GNU patch source (installs to /usr/local/bin)
5) Make symbolic link from /usr/local/bin/gmake to /usr/local/bin/make
6) Make symbolic link from /usr/local/bin/gm4   to /usr/local/bin/m4
7) Modify path to have /usr/local/bin before other directories

This is my environment and everything works great.  I am using an
older RTEMS snapshot.  I am not sure if you need to use GNU m4
but I know this environment works under OpenBSD.

Hope this helps,
Mike Siers

-----Original Message-----
From: joel at [mailto:joel at]On Behalf Of Joel Sherrill
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 8:51 AM
To: Mike Siers
Cc: Eric Norum; Steven Grunza; rtems-users at
Subject: Re: MPC8260ADS and Linux

Mike Siers wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using OpenBSD for my cross platform development.
> I had to switch to use GNU sed and GNU patch.  Otherwise,
> everything works great.  I have built RTEMS targets for
> both the pc386 and Coldfire BSPs.

What about GNU make?  Does OpenBSD include that by default?

> Mike Siers
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Norum [mailto:eric.norum at]
> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 4:38 PM
> To: Steven Grunza
> Cc: rtems-users at
> Subject: Re: MPC8260ADS and Linux
> On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 03:12 PM, Steven Grunza wrote:
> > I now have a borrowed Motorola MPC8260ADS that I need to get running
> > really quickly to do some performance testing and "proof of concept"
> > testing.
> >
> > RTEMS looks like the ideal "OS" for this task but I haven't been able
> > to get the tools, utilities and snapshot from 20020301 to work under
> > NetBSD
> >
> > I'm willing to try switching a PC from NetBSD to RedHat in order to try
> > and get a usable environment.  I have RedHat 7.1 disks and could
> > probably get 7.2 if it would work better but here's the question:
> >
> > What version of Red Hat should I use for RTEMS development on a PC?
> > Should I use a different flavor of Linux?  My experience with the
> > cygwin tools has been that they sometimes work, sometimes don't so I
> > would rather not try using cygwin under Windows if I can avoid it.
> I've used both Redhat 7.1 and 7.2 with no problems that I can recall.
> What's not working with NetBSD?  I've found the tools to work quite well
> in different environments.  At the moment I'm using Mac OS X as my host
> machine with RTEMS gen68360, mvme167 and pc386 targets.
> --
> Eric Norum <eric.norum at>
> Department of Electrical Engineering
> University of Saskatchewan
> Saskatoon, Canada.
> Phone: (306) 966-5394   FAX:   (306) 966-5407

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