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

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Wed Aug 6 21:51:56 UTC 2014

On 8/6/2014 4:45 PM, Michael Davidsaver wrote:
> 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)
When Chris comes online, he may be able to give you some advice on how to
extract the source and patch URLs in a way that would be easy to digest.

You would be the first consumer of the configuration so we want it to be
for the Debian packages to track the RSB.
> 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?
Go ahead and package one up. The tools appear to be pretty stable at
this point.

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