Subject: Re: gnu vs. gnu/dist
To: David Jones <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/04/1998 15:17:54
On Sun, 4 Jan 1998 18:06:58 -0500 (EST) 
 David Jones <> wrote:

 > I notice that gnu and gnu/dist are both in the tree.  The dist directory
 > appears to contain parts of GAS and GDB.
 > Is there any point to having 35 MB of duplication in the tree?

src/gnu/dist holds "stock" layout GNU toolchain programs.  src/gnu/usr.bin/gdb
has NetBSD Makefiles to build gdb from these sources.  The old gdb sources
have been removed.

src/gnu/usr.bin/gas is an OLD gas, and is not the same as the one in
src/gnu/dist.  The src/gnu/dist gas is binutils 2.8.1.  Eventually, we
will deprecate src/gnu/usr.bin/gas and use a similar NetBSD Makefile method
to build the new gas.

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