Newbie to RTEMS: ADA support issue

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at
Fri Jun 19 04:48:10 UTC 2009

Simon Clubley wrote:
> On 18/06/2009, Ángel <leadzeppelin at> wrote:
>> Hi, Simon.
>> $ i386-rtems4.10-gcc -v
> [snip]
>> --enable-languages=c,c++
> As pointed out in another post, and which is what I suspected, this is
> the problem; Ada support was not built into the compiler when the RPMs
> were built.
Correct. We do not build Ada into the rtems RPMs.

> Joel or someone else will have to tell you if this is what was
> intended and if there's another RPM kit elsewhere to download which
> does provide Ada support.
None that I am aware about. Building such gcc-ada toolchains is mere 
hell and hardly possible across several distributions.

> Failing that, you will have to build a tool kit from source using the
> procedures documented in the RTEMS Wiki, making sure you use whatever
> patches are current for the toolkit versions used to build RTEMS 4.10
> (which I have not looked at, so I don't know which versions and
> patches they are).
I guess you won't like what I will say now:

My advice: Forget about Ada and forget about RTEMS/Ada.


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