Subject: re: HEADS UP: new toolchain info! (now default on i386)
To: matthew green <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/22/2001 10:35:48
On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, matthew green wrote:

>    : could we reconsider this?  i do agree that NOCLEANDIR shouldn't affect
>    : this, but sometimes you Just Don't Want To Do This

>    The cleandir step in tools/ happens at a different time than it does in the
>    rest of src/ -- tools/ only does that immediately before rebuilding an
>    out-of-date tool.  Why would you want to disable that step, given my
>    comments about version skew risk?
> the main reason is that if i'm hacking one of the tools, i don't want
> to be forced to rebuild it from scratch if i can help it.  as it appears
> to stand today, if i change gcc some how, i'll have to rebuild it all
> the way from scratch.  that's a problem.

In that case, wouldn't you want to operate on the gcc in the main
tree, and leave alone the tools-dir gcc, which you could then reserve
for bailing yourself out? [I understand that the tools/ toolchain is
only the bootstrap, and that gcc &c. are still ultimately installed
into the ordinary place. Correct me if I'm confused.]