Subject: Re: Compiling problem in lib/csu/i386_elf
To: David Querbach <email@example.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/29/2000 15:13:44
On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, David Querbach wrote:
> On a related topic:
> I've been running into similar problems in a different context. I'm trying
> to learn how to cross-compile the NetBSD system, with the eventual goal of
> building a port to a new machine (the Motorola MPC8xx series).
> My first attempt (for practice) was to compile for i386 -current using an
> i386 1.4.1 system. I put the -current source into /usr/current, then I went
Oops. Upgrading via source is always tricky. There were a lot of changes
between 1.4 and -current, many to do with the build process.
> into /usr/pkgsrc/cross/i386-netbsdelf and built myself a cross-compiler. I
> then made a little script I call /usr/local/bin/xmake:
> This almost does the job, but breaks here and there. The most important
> problem seems to be that /usr/pkgsrc/cross builds egcs-1.1.1, whereas
> -current builds egcs-1.1.2. This causes problems with mismatches in the
> number of underscores in symbol names when debugging is enabled.
> Now I'm quite new to NetBSD, so I may be way off track, but this is the best
> approach I've been able to find to move from 1.4.1 to -current, due to the
> a.out vs elf change.
On all the machines I've done, I used a snapshot. :-(
> I'd be interested in knowing if there is a standard approach for
> cross-compiling the NetBSD system. If not, is my approach reasonable? If
> so, what should be done about the compiler version mismatch between
> pkgsrc/cross and src/gnu/dist?
I thought we were supposed to be getting new packages... (wondering if
the person who was going to do it will speak up..)
If not, I think I still have Bill Sommerfeld's script around. It reaches
into gnu/dist and builds a compiler chain.