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icon11.gif  Technical error [message #1750107] Fri, 16 December 2016 08:22 Go to next message
Mubdiul Hasan is currently offline Mubdiul HasanFriend
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Hi Everyone,

I look forward to whom who knows CDT error well in this forum.
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Suddenly my error console says, Shocked

Invoking autoreconf in build directory: C:/STM32_toolchain/Workspace/adapt_rc/Debug

Configuration failed with error
(Cannot run program "sh" (in directory "C:\STM32_toolchain\Workspace\adapt_rc"): CreateProcess error=2,


Let me know what type of error it is?

1. Make file?
2. Project profile?
3. Build configuration?
4. Autotools ?
Re: Technical error [message #1750165 is a reply to message #1750107] Fri, 16 December 2016 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David VavraFriend
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It's not a CDT error.

The message means that 'sh' couldn't be found.
Some project distributions have an installation script named something like bootstrap.sh or autoconf.sh
These build the configure script.
You need a shell conformant to sh specs to run them (bash is a typical implementation of sh).
Alternately you could modify the scripts to allow running them with cmd.exe.
You also need a version of autotools .
When running Eclipse under Windows you often need some of the tools used in Linux.
These are provided by MinGW or cygwin.
Your PATH needs to be adjusted accordingly

http://help.eclipse.org/neon/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.cdt.doc.user%2Fconcepts%2Fcdt_c_before_you_begin.htm
http://www.mingw.org/
https://www.cygwin.com/

[Updated on: Fri, 16 December 2016 21:25]

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Re: Technical error [message #1750226 is a reply to message #1750165] Mon, 19 December 2016 06:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mubdiul Hasan is currently offline Mubdiul HasanFriend
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It's not a CDT error.


Yes, may be , I am unknown to it. I keep posting this issue in Newcomer also.


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The message means that 'sh' couldn't be found. Some project distributions have an installation script named something like bootstrap.sh or autoconf.sh These build the configure script.


I see. nice information. You mean these installer support Ecilipse to run program?


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You also need a version of autotools .


I have arranged a new project. Previously I didnt see autotools.
Kindly suggest me how to remove it from my project properties?
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These are provided by MinGW or cygwin.

My application is ARM based project, these will not support I heard from compiler forum.
Re: Technical error [message #1750259 is a reply to message #1750226] Mon, 19 December 2016 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David VavraFriend
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You perpetually seem to misunderstand what it is Eclipse does for you.
It is an editor which provides a platform for creating make files; executing Make to build the executables; and running the program with and without the debugger. With the exception of Make (which Eclipse can emulate) and beyond editing, all tools used are external to Eclipse. You have to provide them. It is your responsibility to understand how they work outside of Eclipse.

Autotools builds the configure script which, in turn, builds the Makefile(s) so Eclipse is not involved in creating the make files. The Autotools plugin allows Eclipse to interact with the external autotools. Autotools expects that you have a shell conformant to the sh specifications.

If you expect to use Eclipse to run the autotools functions then you need
1) a version of Autotools compatible with Windows;
2) a shell compatible with both sh and Windows;
3) to install them somewhere; and
4) fix your system PATH to point toward them

The (not necessarily current) Eclipse Autotools User's Guide:
https://wiki.eclipse.org/Linux_Tools_Project/Autotools/User_Guide
Note: "The Autotools plug-in is not supported under a regular Windows environment "
Autotools Plug-in User Guide in the Neon help document:
http://help.eclipse.org/neon/index.jsp?nav=%2F7

As far as I know, only cygwin provides a way for fully implementing autotools under Windows. At least GNU (the author of Autotools) seems to expect you to use cygwin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Build_System
https://sourceware.org/autobook/autobook/autobook_135.html

MinGW may. If you only intend to run the configure script build by autotools, then you only need a compatible shell and (I think) a windows version of AutoConf.
http://www.mingw.org/category/wiki/autotools
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/autoconf.htm

You should learn to use autotools as a standalone tool set or you will likely never understand what Eclipse is doing with them. Frankly, outside of the editors for Autotools files, I've found the Autotools plugin to be unhelpful and that it's best to run the tools outside of Eclipse. YMMV

If you don't want Autotools (which makes me wonder why you created an Autotools project), it's easier to delete the project and create a new one without Autotools.

[Updated on: Mon, 19 December 2016 13:32]

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Re: Technical error [message #1750263 is a reply to message #1750259] Mon, 19 December 2016 11:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tauno Voipio is currently offline Tauno VoipioFriend
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I am confused what the OP is attempting to achieve. He's talking about cross-compilation toolkit for embedded STM ARM, and he's attempting to run autotools.

Autotools are targeted to adjust the provided source package to compile and build on and for the system the generation is run on. It is for sure not the STM ARM micro he seems to ultimately target.

My guess is that the OP is attempting to port some UNIX program package to a processor it is not going to fit in.


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Re: Technical error [message #1750331 is a reply to message #1750259] Tue, 20 December 2016 04:42 Go to previous message
Mubdiul Hasan is currently offline Mubdiul HasanFriend
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You should learn to use autotools as a standalone tool set or you will likely never understand what Eclipse is doing with them. Frankly, outside of the editors for Autotools files, I've found the Autotools plugin to be unhelpful and that it's best to run the tools outside of Eclipse. YMMV


I beg pardon what do you mean here by outside?

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If you don't want Autotools (which makes me wonder why you created an Autotools project), it's easier to delete the project and create a new one without Autotools.



If I delete and create new one, which step is wrong selection of auto-tools ?
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