Subject: Re: road map for new immigrants?
To: Ted Spradley <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/1998 00:09:52
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
> compile 'em.
Which set of sources are you using -- 1.3.2, or -current?
WARNING: if you are running a 1.3.2 machine, and building -current
sources, you MUST first install a new kernel. Otherwise, your libc,
which refers to new system calls, and your userland, which uses those
calls, will not work. Building a -current kernel from 1.3.2 sources
will almost doubtless require that you manually rebuild and install
If you are building 1.3.2 sources with a 1.3.2 kernel, or if you
already running a -current kernel, ignore that warning.
> 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".
Hmmm. It shouldn't have done that. Did you forget, perhaps, to unpack
the secr set when you built your machine?
Anyway, the simple solution to that problem is to go into
/usr/src/domestic/usr.bin/compile_et and type
"make depend && make && make install"
and then do the make build again.
> I'm sure there's something more I should have done, but where do I
> find out what?
No, make build is really what you wanted.