configure apt-get to find RTEMS build tools

dave erickson daveerickson at
Mon Oct 7 18:42:48 UTC 2013

Ok thanks;

This is a repost from the Ubuntu forums, I thought I would ask this 
community:  I'm trying to get apt-get to find the RTEMS build chain 
tools inside your repository.  I'm new to Ubuntu - but not Linux- so I 
would appreciate if someone explain what I need to do to configure apt-get:

I know it's my configuration problem, I looked at the ROS project ubuntu 
folders and they are set up exactly like yours. So no trouble there.

I read on the debian site that sources.list files are where you tell 
apt-get to find packages and releases so I made an rtems-4.11.list file 
inside sources.list.d as:
<> /
I then ran apt-get and this was the output from apt-get install 

dave at fury:/tmp$ sudo apt-get install rtems-4.11-autoconf
[sudo] password for dave:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package rtems-4.11-autoconf
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'rtems-4.11-autoconf'

This may also be pertinent that autoconf is located at:

Package: rtems-4.11-autoconf
Version: 2.69-1precise1
Architecture: all
Maintainer: Ralf Corsépius <ralf.corsepius at>
Installed-Size: 2309
Depends: m4 (>= 1.4.13)
Priority: extra
Section: rtems4.11
Size: 1036764
SHA256: d25919f32be76f0f8b7a053307c7705e8dfd0c9fb246651253 b4068b8efe0bb3
SHA1: 8bdb6ce911841e0e0cea3d32243985dede33f691
MD5sum: d83e1726d463a617ca4459ecdb67be94
Description: Tool for automatically generating GNU style Makefile.ins
GNU's Autoconf is a tool for configuring source code and Makefiles.
Using Autoconf, programmers can create portable and configurable
packages, since the person building the package is allowed to
specify various configuration options.
You should install Autoconf if you are developing software and you'd
like to use it to create shell scripts which will configure your
source code packages.
Note that the Autoconf package is not required for the end user who
may be configuring software with an Autoconf-generated script;
Autoconf is only required for the generation of the scripts, not
their use.

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