toolchain versions (was Re: compile error in dwmac-desc-enh.c)

Michael Davidsaver mdavidsaver at
Wed Aug 6 21:45:08 UTC 2014

On 08/06/2014 04:37 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On 8/6/2014 3:06 PM, Michael Davidsaver wrote:
>> On 08/06/2014 03:39 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>> ...
>>> You really want to use the RTEMS Source Builder (RSB). It is a tool
>>> written in Python
>> This would be helpful if I has only building for myself, however I'm
>> working to update my Debian packaging for 4.11.  This is fairly
>> straightforward for when I can just get the source and patch it myself.
>>  I'm not sure about trying to incorporate another layer of build system.
>> Where are the latest patches being kept? 
> We are trying to have better source code management of the patches and
> track them
> in a distribution format independent manner.  The patches are kept at:
> in the tools subdirectory.
> The RSB has the preferred set of patches for each target in a .bset file
> for each target
> and RTEMS branch. It also describes where to fetch patches. It should be
> able to
> build binaries on any host.

With a little decoding I think I've identified gcc 4.8.2 w/ newlib 2.1.0
as the latest based on released versions.  More recent seems to pull in
newlib from CVS (which I don't care to package)

Is it worthwhile for me to package 4.8.2+2.1.0 at this point, or should
I wait for a 4.11 release?

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