preferred working environment - advice from exp developers reg.

Chris Johns chrisj at
Sun Jul 22 01:37:16 UTC 2012

On 22/07/12 3:48 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 07/21/2012 11:31 AM, Vidh wrote:
>> I am an ubuntu user but the wikis do not promise much for ubuntu.
> There are active core RTEMS developers on many OSes including RPM based
> Linux distros, Ubuntu, MacOS, and FreeBSD.

I am using MacOS and FreeBSD these days.

> The RPM based distros are quick to get started with because there are RPMs
> and a repo.
> The others require building the tools from source but there are scripts and
> instructions to do that.

The SpecBuilder is a Python base tool that uses the spec files in the 
rtems-crossrpm.git repo to build the tools from source on platforms that 
do not natively support the rpm packages. The latest snapshot supports 
FreeBSD (with a change to the spec files to work around a sed issue):

The doco is here:

There is no repo at the moment until I get the cvs one converted to git.

I have not tested Ubuntu but if someone can give me access I would make 
sure it works.


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