Subject: Re: Compiling GNU tools....
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <email@example.com>
Date: 09/25/1996 15:46:32
>Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 19:02:09 +0100
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Julian Bean)
>However, it does seem to me that we have a problem with gcc and friends,
>due to the way we convert from GNU-distribs to BSD-style makefiles. Can we
>not come to some 'automatic wrapper' makefile arrangement like openBSD
>purports to use (that info came from their website)? It is irritating not
>to have the ability to easily compile the latest version of critical
I was able to to apply the gcc-2.7.2-22.214.171.124.diff patch without too
much difficulty. For anything using BFD, you're on your own.
>And, as I asked in a previous post, shouldn't we submit mods to GNU and
>become a 'supported' platform in their distribution?
Well, we are, but AFAIK the configs are out of date. For instance, I
was able to build gdb 4.16, but it refused to recognize 1.2_BETA core
dumps. Has anyone ever documented how NetBSD's a.out format differs
from the original? pk?
>While I'm on the subject of development - libcurses.so seems to reference
>[symbols defined in] libtermcap.so, [specifically _tgetstr] but doesn't
>dynamically load it - why not? On Solaris you can ldd
>/usr/lib/libmylib.so, but our ldd seems to only support actual
Solaris shlibs are quite different from SunOS (and hence NetBSD)
shlibs. SunOS's ldd segfaults when you run it on a shared library.
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