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       ecosconfig — eCos configuration program


       ecosconfig  [--help  ]   [--config=file]   [--prefix=dir]   [--srcdir=dir]  [--no-resolve]
       [--ignore-errors  | -i ]  [--verbose  | -v ]  [-q] command


       This manual page documents briefly the ecosconfig command.

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.  Instead, it has documentation in the PDF format; see below.

       ecosconfig  is  a  program  to  configure  your  eCos  kernel  linked  with  your embedded
       application and creating the build tree.


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two  dashes  (`-').   A summary of options is included below.  For a complete description,
       see the PDF files.

       -h           --help
                 Provides basic usage guidelines for the available commands and  qualifiers.  All
                 other qualifiers and commands are ignored if --help is used.

                 Specifies  an  eCos configuration save file for use by the tool. By default, the
                 file ecos.ecc in the current directory is used. Developers may prefer to  use  a
                 common  location  for  all  their  eCos  configurations  rather  than  keep  the
                 configuration information in the base of the build tree.

                 Specifies an alternative location for the install tree.  By default, the install
                 tree  resides  inside  the  install directory in the build tree.  Developers may
                 prefer to locate the build tree in a  temporary  file  hierarchy  but  keep  the
                 install tree in a more permanent location.

                 Specifies  the  location of the component repository.  By default, the tool uses
                 the location specified in the ECOS_REPOSITORY environment  variable.  Developers
                 may  prefer  to  use  of  this  qualifier if they are working with more than one

                 Disables  the  implicit  resolution  of   conflicts   while   manipulating   the
                 configuration  data.  developers  may prefer to reslove conflicts by editing the
                 eCos configuration save file manually The check command implicitely  uses  --no-

       --ignore-errors -i
                 By default, ecosconfig will exit with an error code if the current configuration
                 contains any conflicts, and it is not possible to generate  or  update  a  build
                 tree  for  such  configurations. This qualifier causes ecosconfig to ignore such
                 problems, and hence it is possible to generate a build tree even  if  there  are
                 still  conflicts.  Of  course, there are no guarantees that the resulting system
                 will actually do anything useful.

       -v           --verbose
                 Display more information.

       -q        Display less information.


       The available commands for ecosconfig are as follows:

       list      Lists the available packages, targets and templates as  installed  in  the  eCos
                 repository. Aliases and package versions are also reported.

       new target [template [version]]
                 Creates a new eCos configuration for the specified target hardware and saves it.
                 A software template may also  be  specified.  By  default,  the  template  named
                 `default'  is used. If the template version is not specified, the latest version
                 is used.

       target target
                 Changes the target hardware selection for the eCos configuration. This  has  the
                 effect  of  unloading  packages  supporting  the  target selected previously and
                 loading the packages which support the new hardware. This command will  be  used
                 typically when switching between a simulator and real hardware.

       template template [version]
                 Changes  the  template selection for the eCos configuration. This has the effect
                 of unloading packages specified by the template selected previously and  loading
                 the  packages  specified  by the new template. By default, the latest version of
                 the specified template is used.

       remove packages
                 Removes the specified packages from the eCos configuration. This command will be
                 used  typically  when  the  template  on which a configuration is based contains
                 packages which are not required.

       add packages
                 Adds the specified packages to the eCos configuration. This command will be used
                 typically  when  the template on which a configuration is based does not contain
                 all the packages which are required. For example, add-on  packages  provided  by
                 third  parties  will not be known to the standard templates so they will have to
                 be added explicitely.

       version version packages
                 Selects the specified version of a number of packages in the eCos configuration.
                 By  default,  the most recent version of each package is used. This command will
                 be used typically when an older version of a package is required.

       check     Presents the following information concerning the current configuration:

                    0. the selected target hardware

                    1. the selected template

                    2. additional packages

                    3. removed packages

                    4. the selected version of packages where this is not the most recent version

                    5. conflicts in the current configuration

                 The check command will never perform automatic conflict resolution, so there  is
                 no need to use --no-resolve.

       resolve   Resolves  conflicts  identified in the current eCos configuration by invoking an
                 inference capability. Resolved conflicts are reported, but not all conflicts may
                 be  resolvable.  This command will be used typically following manual editing of
                 the configuration.

       export file
                 Exports a minimal eCos configurastion save file with the  specified  name.  This
                 file  contains  only  those  options which do not have their default value. Such
                 files are used typically to transfer option values  from  one  configuration  to

       import file
                 Imports  a  minimal  eCos  configuration  save file with the specified name. The
                 values of those options specified  in  the  file  are  applied  to  the  current


       The programs are documented fully by eCos User's Guide


       This  manual  page  was written by Masato Taruishi <> for the Debian system
       (but may be used by others). This is mostly copied from the eCos's user guide available in
       html or PDF format.