Tool Installation for 4.7?

Robert S. Grimes rsg at
Tue Dec 19 16:51:51 UTC 2006

Mick Davis wrote:
> 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.
I noticed that too.  I'm not sure which to try.  Perhaps I'll try the
newest, and if that doesn't work, I'll drop back to yours.
>> 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:
Yes, that is what I tried.  I was intrigued by the claim of increased
speed.  However, when it came time to building RTEMS, it failed on the
command "sh make all install", claiming (rightfully?) that "make is a
directory".  I attempted to specify the full filename for make but got a
"can't execute binary file" (working uncertain) message.  Anyway, given
the Xilinx setup, I decided to stick with Cygwin at that point, rather
than muddle about further...

>> 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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