Subject: Re: Build System Changes Backed Out
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/1997 19:59:20
> On Sat, 31 May 1997 15:58:08 -0700 
>  Ted Lemon <> wrote:
>  > Sigh.   I dunno.   I managed to do a complete Alpha build on
>  > Wednesday.   I think I ran into two problems.   I like the idea of
>  > being able to do a build without corrupting the existing system, and I
>  > suspect that it will never be possible to make it all work with zero
>  > impact on anybody.   But I guess we'll see what happens...
> It's actually possible to do that with the old build system, and I
> do it whenever I make a binary snapshot of the hp300 port.  All you
> need to do is set DESTDIR to something, and run "make build".

unless the new scheme builds the toolchain first and uses the
just-build toolchain to build everything (including the toolchain
again), that isn't really true.  It's certainly not true with DESTDIR
builds right now.