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

Chris Johns chrisj at
Fri Aug 8 23:19:42 UTC 2014

On 9/08/2014 12:00 am, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM, Chris Johns <chrisj at> wrote:
>> On 8/08/2014 6:49 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> Back to the point on rtems-tools being the master. It is as well as
>> references to suitable web sites that host and provide support for the
>> upstream project. For example the NIOS2 patch being used by the RSB is
>> The RSB references this patch
>> directly
> Perhaps there should be a generic config file in rtems-tools that
> provides links to these external patches?

Yes we do need something. I will look at some form of INI file format. 
Plenty of bits of code around to parse this format.

> RSB would then parse tha config file.

I wish it was that simple. I will look at a way to check against such a 

> It would make it easier for other packagers to be sure
> they are building the right toolchain. This will separate the policy
> of deciding what should go into a toolchain (versions, patches, etc)
> from the mechanism that builds it, e.g. RSB or some other packager.

I agree.


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