Subject: re: HEADS UP: new toolchain info! (now default on i386)
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/22/2001 18:27:07
* NOCLEANDIR is deliberately not honored under src/tools. The reason for
this is that the update strategy of src/tools is a little different:
- Tools are rebuilt based on timestamp checking between the installed
tool and its sources; this means that a tool won't necessarily need
rebuilding if its build directory has been cleandir'd.
- Tools that are out-of-date are much more at risk of screwing up the
build than sources in various main tree directories. Accordingly, a
tool rebuild will *always* cleandir before building.
could we reconsider this? i do agree that NOCLEANDIR shouldn't affect
this, but sometimes you Just Don't Want To Do This, and it's nice to
have the knob available.. TOOLS_NOCLEANDIR? or something.
* The system can now cross-build the standard "make build" from a 1.5 host,
this is way cool. :-)
ignored.) This directory should correspond to a given source tree and
host platform; it can contain multiple targets -- all target-specific
binaries are divergently named.
again, very nice. i can remove a bit of magic now :-)
thanks for this work. any reason not to enable USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN for