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RTEMS Development Hosts

Most RTEMS developers use the GNU Development Tools from the Free Software Foundation including GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), GNU Binary Utilities (binutils), GNU Debugger (gdb), Autoconf, and Automake. These tools support many operating systems and are used by the RTEMS Project in a cross development setup. The RTEMS project recommends and encourages Linux as a development platform for RTEMS.

The RTEMS Project provides prebuilt tools for a variety of operating systems. Please refer to the appropriate section below for information on your particular operating system.

If you are interested in seeing support for another operating system, please contact JoelSherrill.

GNU/Linux RPM Based Distributions

The RTEMS Project maintains an APT/Yum Repository which contains prebuilt RPMs for the entire RTEMS Development Environment. There is a separate repository for RTEMS Release Series from 4.6 on.

Visit GNU/Linux RPM APT/Yum Repository for more details.

GNU/Linux Debian Based Distributions

There was a GSoC 2008 project to provide Debian packaging. So packaging is available but the student duplicated large numbers of files which would be best generated from a template by a script. He is supposed to be addressing this deficiency and it is hoped that a Debian repository will be established at OAR after this is done.

If you are interested in this, please consider sponsoring an RTEMS developer to move it forward. This requires hands-on system administrator and build farm setup.


The RTEMS Project provides executable installers for Windows. Currently Windows Vista and 64 bit Windows servers have not been tested. You can find information about the installer on the Windows Installers page.

In the past, the RTEMS Project has provided binaries for Cygwin. There is nothing wrong with Cygwin, there are just so many hours in the day. If this interests you sponsor Cygwin support and/or volunteer to help.

The FreeBSD Operating System

See FreeBSD Ports Collection?.


A number of users report success building their own local RTEMS tools from source.


Building the tools from source is the best option currently.

=Other Environments=

It is recommended that you build from source.