Subject: Re: I am a new netbsd user
To: manish jain <email@example.com>
From: Jaromír <jdolecek@NetBSD.org>
Date: 03/10/2001 19:18:45
NetBSD uses BSD make, which is quite different from GNU make
(or, to put things chronologically correct way, GNU make is
very different from BSD make). The NetBSD tree has to be compiled
with (Net)BSD make.
You'd be much better off if you'd use 1.5 binary release
tarballs as a start.
manish jain wrote:
> I have just downloaded the source code of netbsd 1.5. Presently I am
> running linux 2.2.14 on my machine.
> Since linux is the only running environment I have, I tried
> compiling/building netbsd in that environment ( gnu make version 3.78 and
> gcc version 2.91 ).
> when I try to execute 'make obj', it fails reporting the following error
> Makefile:39: *** missing separator. Stop.
> Line 39 in makefile is the first lines after comments :-
> .include <bsd.own.mk>
> I am not sure but it seems that error message is due to . before the
> I would appreciate if some one could share information with me on how to
> proceed with build of NetBSD ?
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.ics.muni.cz/~dolecek/
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