Error in Installing Autotools 4.10

Donald Locker Donald.Locker at
Sat Feb 25 22:04:37 UTC 2012

If your PATH is set correctly, you will have to type ./bootstrap

 "." should never be in a PATH for security reasons.
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From: rtems-users-bounces at [rtems-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Andrei Chichak [groups at]
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 16:02
To: RTEMS List
Subject: Re: Error in Installing Autotools 4.10

On 2012-February-25, at 11:49 AM, Binkowski, Cassio wrote:

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM, Andrei Chichak <groups at<mailto:groups at>> wrote:

On 2012-February-25, at 9:22 AM, Binkowski, Cassio wrote:

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 2:03 AM, Ralf Corsepius <ralf.corsepius at<mailto:ralf.corsepius at>> wrote:
On 02/25/2012 12:07 AM, Binkowski, Cassio wrote:

Is all I need to get it running:

 * MinGW;
 * MSYS;
 * Autoconf and Automake;
Prebuilt packages available from here:

I didn't find any instructions on how to build these manually? Can you please provide such information?

The instructions for those are on Chris' mingw page

…but, download the bz2 file from those directories that don't have -src in their names. Then

cd /c
tar xvfj thenameofyourfile.bz2

And it will extract the pieces into the proper places.

Don't I have to make or compile them for them to be functional (whatever their function is)?

Nope. They are ready to roll.

 * Respective tools for specific CPU?
Yes, at minimum you need the binutils and gcc packages for your the target. Prebuilt packages also available from here:<target>-binutils/<target>-gcc/

Why are you referring to the 4.10 tools? Shouldn't we be using 4.11 already?

A darn good question, and one that has been much on my mind.  Ralf?

Once you get all of the appropriate pieces in place, it still won't compile according to the instructions. You have to do a


in the directory that has the RTEMS source. A side effect of this is that the "configure" script will be created. Only then can you use the "configure" command.

That's as far as I got. I am having major issues with the "make" step not knowing how to make "all".

Ok. How do I "bootstrap" it?

cd into the directory that has your RTEMS distribution (should have folders like c contrib cpukit doc…) and type "bootstrap".

If you don't trust the configuration files that came with the distribution

bootstrap -c


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