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RTEMS autotools installation on mingw




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Johns [mailto:chrisj at rtems.org]
> Sent: 05 November, 2007 23:53
> To: Sven.BIEBAUT at be.thalesgroup.com
> Cc: rtems-users at rtems.org
> Subject: Re: RTEMS autotools installation on mingw
> 
> 
> Sven.BIEBAUT at be.thalesgroup.com wrote:
> > 
> > I installed mingw, msys and msysDTK and proceeded as per 
> the wiki page with
> > the RTEMS tools installer(rtems4.8-tools-16.exe). As this 
> development pc is
> > not internet connected, I downloaded the packages first on 
> a memory stick
> > and installed them from there.
> > 
> 
> This should be ok.
> 
> > The RTEMS installer however complains about "Cannot open
> > not-found/etc/fstab. MSYS mount point not added". 
> Apparently this seems only
> > to affect the autotools sub package. I tried setting the 
> HOME environment
> > variable, but this does not change alot.
> 
> This is the second report I have received about this problem. 
> This was with a 
> machine that did not have MSYS etc installed before.
> 
> The installer was trying to update MSYS's /etc/fstab but it 
> could not find MSYS.
> 
> > 
> > If I continue and disregard the message it will proceed 
> with the actual
> > compiler installation, but in the end complain that it 
> couldn't find mingw.
> > 
> 
First it complains about the MSYS mount point, and afterwards about mingw.

> Was it MinGW or MSYS it said it could not find ?
> 
> Where did you install MSYS and MinGW ?
> 

I installed mingw to c:\mingw and msys (and its dtk)  to c:\mingw\msys.

> > Is there something that I missed ? Do I need administrator 
> rights or are
> > there other environment variables necessary?  
> 
> No you have not missed anything and you should not need 
> administrator rights.
> 
> I can see an issue in the installer regarding the order it 
> does the MSYS 
> detect and MSYS fstab update which I will fix.
> 
> I would like to know why the MSYS detect failed.

How does it try do detect MSYS, maybe that could give me a clue as to what is missing on my pc.

> 
> Regards
> Chris
> 

Thanks,

Sven