Cygwin Documentation

Jay.Kulpinski at Jay.Kulpinski at
Tue Mar 15 19:38:41 UTC 2005

Brian Rose wrote:

> I'm new to RTEMS and I'm looking to mess around with it a bit. I plan on
> using a Cygwin host and a spare PC for an i386 target. The documentation
> listed seems to be a bit dated and I would like to see if I can fill 
> in the
> gaps here. When I am done, I plan on writing a complete Windows user's
> guide to RTEMS.
> 1) When you download and install Cygwin, you need to get the following
> packages (in addition to the default base)...
> devel/binutils
> devel/gcc
> devel/make
> devel/patch
> interpreters/perl
> If you do not do this, make is not installed by default, there is no tool
> to apply the RTEMS patches, and PERL is needed because the tools 
> require a
> pod2man script, which is inculded with PERL.
> 2) The version of GDB supported by RTEMS (5.2.0) is not available anymore
> on the GNU ftp site. 5.2.1 is there, but I am not sure if the patch 
> should
> be applied. Can someone verify this?
You can find GDB 5.2 here:

> I am able to successfully build the tools and get them working. However
> when I build RTEMS I get the following error in the <builddir>/i386/c
> directory...
> configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH
> Now I linked /bin/cc to /bin/gcc as documented in the instructions. 
> How do
> I determine if a gcc is "acceptable"? Is it because the --target=xxx is
> incorrect for my cc? I'm guessing that I need to point the /bin/cc to my
> cross-compiler. Is this correct?
> Thanks in advance..

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