Tool Installation for 4.7?

Mick Davis mickd at
Tue Dec 19 12:49:54 UTC 2006

Robert S. Grimes wrote:
> Thanks Mick, I'll try those.  BTW, I assume you mean the .diff are
> patches that need to be applied, right?  For example, I need to patch
> gcc-4.1.1 with the file gcc-core-4.1.1-rtems-20060720.diff.

Yes, though I just noticed the FTP site has newer patches.

> FWIW, I attempted to install the msys tools, but they didn't seem to
> work.  Because I'm developing for the Xilinx Virtex-4  FPGA with
> embedded PowerPC, and they provide a Cygwin-based setup, I decided to
> stick with Cygwin.  Plus, I'm comfortable with it already.

Thats a good reason.  I was tired of the large and changeable install, 
because I support other engineers. Swapping to msys was also an easy way 
to have two tool chains installed.  Have you seen:

> Of course, if I could have gotten the Xilinx USB programming cable to
> work under Linux...
> -Bob
> Mick Davis wrote:
>> We converted over to msys for, but the tool versions we use
>> (from source in our case) should be the same.  For our coldfire target
>> they were:
>> automake-1.9.6
>> autoconf-2.60
>> binutils-2.17 (binutils-2.17-rtems-20060711.diff)
>> gcc-4.1.1 (gcc-core-4.1.1-rtems-20060720.diff)
>> newlib-1.14.0 (newlib-1.14.0-rtems-20060707.diff)
>> Robert S. Grimes wrote:
>>> Got some questions regarding the correct tools to install for 4.7
>>> branch.  According to the rtems-4.7/index.html, they are
>>>   gcc 4.0.1
>>>   gdb 6.3
>>> The "Getting Started..." manual says:
>>>   gcc- [blank]
>>>   binutils-2.16.1
>>>   newlib- [blank]
>>> No mention in either place about newlib.
>>> Couldn't find anything relevant in mailing list archives.
>>> BTW, I'm trying to install on Cygwin, so RPMs are out.
>>> Thanks!
>>> -Bob
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