More build oddities

Alan Cudmore Alan.P.Cudmore at
Mon Apr 7 11:09:13 UTC 2008

What version of OS X are you using?

Is it a Power PC or Intel Mac?

What version of autoconf and automake?

$ which autoconf
$ autoconf --version
$ which automake
$ automake --version
I end up installing the autoconf and automake distributed with RTEMS  
and installing them with my cross compiler.

One thing that stands out to me is the PATH:
I may be mistaken, but will the '~' characters corrupt the path?

Make sure you use absolute paths in your build scripts:
example:  "/Users/fredrickspon/Tools" instead of "~/Tools"


If you have too much trouble, consider setting up a virtual machine  
with linux :)

Setting up an RTEMS development environment on OS X is more of a side  
project for me right now. I am doing my main development with linux,  
and it takes away much of the pain when you use the RPMS.


On Apr 6, 2008, at 11:47 PM, Nigel Spon wrote:

> - which I presume means that it didn't find the cross-compiler. The
> really strange thing is that the Platform section in config.log
> appears to show that the path is just fine:
> PATH: /Developer/usr/bin
> PATH: /usr/bin
> PATH: /bin
> PATH: /usr/sbin
> PATH: /sbin
> PATH: /Users/frederickspon/Documents/RTEMSX_4.8/RTEMS_Xcode/Build~~/ 
> bin
> The last entry is the right path to the build directory, and powerpc-
> rtems4.8-gcc is there.
> I'm not sure what else to try here, can anyone suggest what I could do
> to further debug this? Are there switches that will get it to log
> exactly what it looked at in trying to find powerpc-rtems4.8-gcc?

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