Toolchain advice needed (for nios2 port)

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at
Mon Dec 5 15:40:03 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-05 at 16:06 +0100, Waschk,Kolja wrote:
> Hi, thanks for your comments!
> > Is this target's toolchain inside of the FSF source tree?
> Unfortunately not.
> > If not, I'd strongly recommend to have this target's toolchain merged
> > into the FSF's source tree.
> Well, I consider this to be Altera's job... not just the merging but
> especially the following maintenance (the knowledge is there, not here)
Then there isn't much I can to do about it ;)

Maintaining yet another source tree outside of the official RTEMS
toolchain source tree (==FSF-sourcetree) is beyond my capacity.

> > The problems stems from you using an ancient version of newlib.
> So assuming the toolchain itself must be modified, the newlib would be the
> most important component to "upgrade" in the first place?
Normally, a newer version of newlib can simply be dropped into the GCC
source tree, when building GCC, without or with very little effort.

One would have to see their newlib's sources, or the diffs of their
newlib-sources against the corresponding vanilla newlib version to tell
more about it.


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