Newbie question: Building Apps

Chris Johns chrisj at
Wed Jan 29 01:01:49 UTC 2020

On 29/1/20 11:25 am, Charles Manning wrote:
> Hi All
> I need to get going with RTEMS, so I thought I'd follow the quickstart guild.
> All good until I got to the bit where I wanted to build an app.

Yes, this section needs some effort and no one has stepped up to add it.

> I have the following in the PATH:
> /home/charles/quick-start/rtems/5/bin:
> So I fetched the examples-v2 from git and tried make.

Do you mean rtems-examples? The repo was renamed last year.

> s-v2$ make
> Makefile:1: / No such file or directory
> Makefile:3: /make/directory.cfg: No such file or directory
> make: *** No rule to make target '/make/directory.cfg'.  Stop.
> A quick sniff in the Makefile indicates that there are at least 3 RTEMS_xxx
> paths that need to be set.

This uses the support which I do not know much about.

> Is there a script I need to run to set those up?

The examples also use waf. The waf README provides some help ..

The RTEMS waf support uses the rtems_waf.git repo and this lets you build an
application for your BSP.


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