What tools to new snapsh (was: console -- serial console)

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Thu Oct 24 12:44:45 UTC 2002

gregmatu at poczta.onet.pl wrote:
> >
> >I have RTEMS 4.5.0 release and no this elegant tty_drv.:-(
> >
> >Unless you have some specific and good reasons (and if you're just
> >starting out you don't) you shoudn't work with this old release.
> >Use a recent snapshot instead.
> >It will also help others to answer your questions: sources move.
> >
> I have a question regarding to shapshot esp. newest snapshot.
> In file named readme or maybe used-tools of ss-20021007 is writen that was used rtems-base-binutils-### and <CPU>-rtems-binutils-### rpms.

I added that file to the snapshot/tarball process because I found it
to answer the question of what tools to use on random snapshots. RPMs
multiple purposes on the RTEMS project, some of which are obvious:

  + easy binaries for many GNU/Linux x86 distributions
  + fairly painless way to build local tools on same distribution

but these are not so obvious:

  + tool configuration control 
    - captures known-good build procedure, source, and patches
  + ensures OAR internally uses same binaries as many users
  + reduces startup burden for some new users

> Because I have freebsd not linux I found that there are sources of required binutils - but only one file , not two.
> Do this are this two: base and processor specific in this one source file?
> thera are not only binutils but also gcc-newlib in such 'situation'.

Ralf explained this.  Consider the RPMs as documentation for what 
tool versions and patches were used to build the RTEMS tarball.

There were maintained BSD ports packages for the RTEMS tools at one
included in the standard collection.  You might want to check into them
and offer updates.  
> Gregory Matus
> mailto: gregmatu at poczta.onet.pl

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Hi all,
Do cd-working contents is the latest snapshot? Or it is equal current ?

I ask because in email of Joel Sherrill if I correctly remember
was that it is current but in other was mentioned about iso-image.
But iso of current?

Sorry for question, I am not sure what download: snapshot or
cd-working? I am newbie and dont know all this subtleties.

Gregory Matus
mailto: gregmatu at poczta.onet.pl

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