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authorGedare Bloom <>2013-04-23 09:17:35 -0400
committerGedare Bloom <>2013-04-23 09:17:35 -0400
commitea123ca6fd35443ae6c6137842e8ae4c8b0336b3 (patch)
parent0ced77e947aa09944723c3e4f6312a42446bd3a9 (diff)
README: Update README and INSTALL to try to be GNU'ish.
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2 files changed, 8 insertions, 45 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 5eee13e405..5049817bc9 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 and
-(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 2c7c66117f..fc4a129e21 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 and released builds
+at for information on building,
+installing, and using RTEMS. The INSTALL file tells you to come back here.
See the RTEMS Wiki at
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:
+See to report a bug.