where are patch files for binutils 2.18 to build RTEMS 4.9.3?

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Fri Jan 29 04:58:28 UTC 2010

On 01/29/2010 01:00 AM, Chris Johns wrote:
> mike wrote:
>> Just saw that all the patch for binutils 2.18/rtems 4.9 were removed.
>> Should I use binutils 2.19 and patch for binutil 2.19/rtems 4.10, even
>> though I'm going to build for rtems 4.9.3?
> Not sure. Ralf will be around soon'ish and he should be able to give you
> an answer.

Well, I don't know why the OP is looking for binutils-2.18.

Our rtems-4.9 toolchains use binutils-2.19 for quite a while, while the 
rtems-4.10 toolchains try to follow upstream releases as close as 
possible (currently binutils-2.20 and likely soon 2.20.1)

My recommendation:
If you really need to build the toolchains yourselves, use the latest 
patches to be found in contrib/crossrpms/patches on the corresponding 
rtems-branch (rtems-4-8-branch, rtems-4-9-branch, HEAD) in CVS.

Normally (I occassionally forget to copy them) they can also be found in

They are not part of the tarball, because these patches
a) are GPL'ed
b) occassionally, fairly frequently change

BTW: Our rtems-4.9 binutils currently require use a patch,
i.e. there is no binutils-2.19-rtems4.9*diff, vanilla FSF sources should 
work out of the box.


More information about the users mailing list