Subject: Re: road map for new immigrants?
To: Ted Spradley <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/14/1998 23:04:58
In message <199809150400.XAA00916@set.spradley.tmi.net>, Ted Spradley writes:
>Could someone give me a quick pointer to "How To build NetBSD from
>sources"? I'm a recent immigrant from FreeBSD. I've groveled around in
>http://www.netbsd.org/ and found how to get the sources but not how to
>I tried "make build" in /usr/src, and it choogled along for a while, but
>then quit when it failed to find something called "compile_et". I'm sure
>there's something more I should have done, but where do I find out what?
There are a few tools which have to be built before you can use them to
build other tools. The easy solution is sometimes 'make depend', but in
this case, I think (the first time only, luckily) you have to go into
/usr/src/domestic, find the directory with all the compile_foo* in it,
and run 'make && make install' there.
I would *love* to see this cleaned up; I think a system with a compiler
should be able to
in /usr/src and expect to see success. (If necessary, the source-tree
build stuff could copy all the includes into some subdir of /usr/src and
build with -I/some/subdir/of/usr/src to avoid concern about pollution.)