Subject: Re: Kernel include files
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: david d `zoo' zuhn <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/05/1995 12:13:36
//  That way, one could do a build and not even need to overwrite/override
//  /usr/share/mk ...
//  Good, bad, just-plain-stupid?

It shouldn't be that hard to make a build process that is completely
independent of the current installation.  This would be a good thing to do,
imo.  If done right, one could build NetBSD on any random computer, once
the appropriate cross-development environment was created. [Got any spare
Cray or cycles, anyone?]

A full bootstrap of the development tools (build the current tools [with
whatever tools you have installed], then use the just built tools to
rebuild themselves) works as a test of the development system, and can be
done given the right build setup (I don't yet have NetBSD running [darned
SPARC problems], so I haven't done things like this yet).  Bootstrapping
the entire OS would involve rebooting in the middle of the process, so it's
somewhat less automatable.

david d `zoo' zuhn