configure apt-get to find RTEMS build tools

Oyake, Amalaye (398K) amalaye.oyake at
Tue Oct 8 00:23:38 UTC 2013


What Gedare suggested is what I do. In fact *I prefer* to build from
source on Ubuntu ... It just 'feels' better ... What I do is make sure I
build/install the right version of the AutoTools, make sure my PATH sees
the new AutoTools first, install the newlib, binutils etc ... Also make
sure I apply ONLY the latest patches (not all the patches - a frequent
point of confusion) ... Once I get past the patches things move quickly.

* Amalaye Oyake                                    *
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On 10/7/13 5:10 PM, "Gedare Bloom" <gedare at> wrote:

>Hi Dave,
>I don't have a direct answer to your question. Are you following the
>directions at ?
>You might also be interested to try the RTEMS Source Builder for
>building RTEMS compiler toolchains and RTEMS itself from source:
>Good luck,
>On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 2:42 PM, dave erickson <daveerickson at>
>> Ok thanks;
>> Hello;
>> 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
>> 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
>> to find packages and releases so I made an rtems-4.11.list file inside
>> sources.list.d as:
>> "
>> deb /
>> deb /
>> "
>> I then ran apt-get and this was the output from apt-get install
>> rtems-4.11-autoconf:
>> 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)
>> Homepage:
>> Priority: extra
>> Section: rtems4.11
>> Filename:
>> Size: 1036764
>> SHA256: d25919f32be76f0f8b7a053307c7705e8dfd0c9fb246651253
>> 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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