Installing MinGW RTEMS Tools

Ian Caddy ianc at
Tue Oct 19 08:28:37 UTC 2010

Hi Sam,

(I added it back into the RTEMS list ).

On 19/10/2010 3:28 PM, Sam Lost wrote:
> Thanks for the help however I am still no further forward.
> Just so I am clear is the information in the following wiki page correct:
> I do not require the most update to date tools, just something that will
> install and allow me to compile and build for PowerPC under Win32 via
> Eclipse. Is this possible?

Not sure, I run our tools in msys directly or via emacs (using the msys 
shell), I don't know if it will run on a windows console, but I have 
seen people using RTEMS msys tools via Eclipse before, but I am not sure 
how it was done as I don't use Eclipse.

> Can I use the installer or not?

No, it will install, but the tools are out of date for V4.10 and won't 
build properly.

> Ian you stated that the wiki page had been updated, can you point me
> towards the correct page.

I had updated the wiki at the same place you were referring to:


down where the title is "RTEMS Tools Installation".

For the 4.10 tools I have added a note indicating that these are not 
valid and that you should get the tools directly from the FTP (as above).

Now below is a simple description for installing the Mingw tools for 
RTEMS-4.10.  We use the arm tools, but I am sure it would be the same 
for powerpc.

I guess the first question is do you have a msys environment running on 
your computer at the moment?

It should look like a big blue M on your desktop or similar?  When you 
run it does a console come up?

If you have it then the tools should not be a problem.

Chris has not been able to maintain the windows installer, as he 
explained, so you need to get the files as pointed to by Chris and 
myself from here for your toolchain:

If you look down the list from the top you will see the powerpc tools.


You will also need:


You do not need the source as these are prebuilt, get the tar.bz2 files 
and put them in your msys root directory, probably:


and use the following command(s):

tar xfjv rtems-4.10-powerpc-rtems4.10-binutils.2.20.1-3.tar.bz2

and repeat for all your downloaded tools.

You will then need to add the following to your path, either just msys 
or windows:


(you may need to reboot your PC, as msys can sometimes not update some 
things once it has been run)

Then when you restart, open an msys prompt and type:

powerpc-rtems4.10-gcc --version

and you should see gcc information.

Let me know if you still have a problem.


Ian Caddy

Ian Caddy
Goanna Technologies Pty Ltd
+61 8 9444 2634

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