[rtems commit] README: Update README and INSTALL to try to be GNU'ish.

Gedare Bloom gedare at rtems.org
Tue Apr 23 13:12:22 UTC 2013

Module:    rtems
Branch:    master
Commit:    ea123ca6fd35443ae6c6137842e8ae4c8b0336b3
Changeset: http://git.rtems.org/rtems/commit/?id=ea123ca6fd35443ae6c6137842e8ae4c8b0336b3

Author:    Gedare Bloom <gedare at rtems.org>
Date:      Tue Apr 23 09:17:35 2013 -0400

README: Update README and INSTALL to try to be GNU'ish.


 INSTALL |   45 +--------------------------------------------
 README  |    8 +++++++-
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 45 deletions(-)

diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 5eee13e..5049817 100644
@@ -1,47 +1,4 @@
 Building RTEMS
-See the file README.configure.
-Many of the files found in this directory and its subdirectories 
-are gzip'ed, tar archive files.  These files have the ".tgz"
-extension.  They were compressed with gzip version 1.2.4.  
-Use a command sequence similar to the following to uncompress each
-   gzcat FILE.tgz | tar xvof -
-where FILE.tgz is the file to be installed.  This procedure will
-extract the files in the archive into the current directory.
-All of the .tgz files associated with this release RTEMS will
-place their contents in a subdirectory rtems-<release> in the current
-If you are unsure of what is in an RTEMS archive file, then use
-the following command sequence to get a listing of the contents:
-   gzcat FILE.tgz | tar tvf -
-(1) The "-o" option to tar is included on the tar command line
-    so that the user extracting the tar archive will own the extracted
-    files.
-(2) gzcat is sometimes installed as zcat.  Be warned that on many
-    (most) UNIX machines, zcat is associated with compress (.Z files).
-(3) If you do not have gzip 1.2.4, it is available from numerous sites
-    including this one.  Other sites include ftp.gnu.org and ftp.cdrom.com.
-(4) The GNU archive files included in this distribution are packaged
-    exactly like they are on official GNU ftp sites.  When extracting
-    GNU archives, they will not extract under a rtems-<version> 
-    directory.  They will extract themselves under a directory which
-    is the name and version of the tool in question.  For example,
-    gcc-2.5.8.tgz will extract its contents into the subdirectory 
-    gcc-2.5.8.
+See the documentation referred to in the README.
diff --git a/README b/README
index 2c7c661..fc4a129 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -1,6 +1,10 @@
+This is the Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessing Systems (RTEMS).
+The version number for this software is indicated in the VERSION file.
 See the documentation manuals in doc/ with daily builds available online at
 http://rtems.org/onlinedocs/doc-current/share/rtems/html/ and released builds
-at http://www.rtems.org/onlinedocs/releases/
+at http://www.rtems.org/onlinedocs/releases/ for information on building,
+installing, and using RTEMS. The INSTALL file tells you to come back here.
 See the RTEMS Wiki at http://wiki.rtems.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
 for community knowledge and tutorials.
@@ -13,3 +17,5 @@ Get help on the mailing lists:
 * For questions and discussion related to development of RTEMS, use the
   rtems-devel ml: http://www.rtems.org/mailman/listinfo/rtems-devel
+See http://www.rtems.org/bugzilla/ to report a bug.

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