Subject: Re: What is a snapshot?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Scott Ellis <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/1997 14:27:34
On Mon, Aug 11, 1997 at 01:58:53PM -0700, Curt Sampson wrote:
> > > That is, could we make one
> > > "supercompiler" box that generated snapshots for every platform?
> Well, it would probably have to be a 64-bit platform, since gcc
> can't optimise 64-bit code on a 32-bit machine.

I had a hard time getting NetBSD/Alpha to xcompile to NetBSD/m68k as well...
I don't think it would be feasible to have a 'supercompiler' box...but
once you have (for example) an m68k cross-compiler done, you've got
a large number of NetBSD targets, all of which are 'slower' machines.

The problem also arises that NetBSD doesn't work with a cross-compiler
'out of the box' (see the gcc makefile for a wonderful example), and some
things don't like to build/link either (I could not for the life of me
get groff to build i386->m68k), so I think we need to get cross-compiling
working before we can start thinking about snapshots built by a 

  //    Scott Ellis     //   //  //
// WARNING: This signature warps  time and space in its vicinity    //