Help request for potentially new host dependencies

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Tue Oct 8 16:37:20 UTC 2019

----- Am 8. Okt 2019 um 4:54 schrieb Chris Johns chrisj at

> On 7/10/19 5:32 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> I need your help to figure out if some host tools which I would like to use for
>> the RTEMS BSP build and development are widely supported on the host platforms
>> of all RTEMS users.
>> The current build system is based on Autoconf and Automake. I would like to
>> replace it with a Python based build system (waf) which is aimed to be faster
>> and easier to maintain. It would simplify things if the build tool could read
>> configuration files in YAML format. The files in this format are produced and
>> maintained by Doorstop. This is a Python 3 based tool to manage requirements and
>> specification items (e.g. the build specification).
> MacOS does not have python3 or pip by default. This is a base machine with only
> Xcode installed. This is the base level all current testing of RTEMS tools,
> RTEMS and LibBSD is being done.

How do you build the documentation with this base installation?

There are Python 3 installers available for macOS from

According to the pip project site it is already installed for Python 2 >=2.7.9 or Python 3 >=3.4:

Can't you install for example Python 3.7.4 on macOS


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