gmake[2]: execvp: m68k-rtems-gcc: Too many levels of symbolic links

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Mon Feb 23 22:28:58 UTC 2004

Gordon Scott wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>>=> Your environment is screwed up.
> Well, a sparse hint but it looks enough.
> Amongst the things I considered was my PATH variable. This had two ~/bin
> entries, which seemed excessive and the /opt/rtems-4.6/bin was near the
> end of a fairly long string, so I moved it nearer the start.

In general, a short path is better than a long path for a number of
reasons. :)

I recommend putting the RTEMS directory first in your PATH as a general
rule because if you need the RTEMS speific automake or autoconf, then
it MUST be ahead of the system default.

> Not sure how this has changed things, but the make is up and runnign
> again.
> Thanks Ralf.
> 		Gordon.

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