Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/25/2001 17:06:40
[ On Thursday, October 25, 2001 at 13:33:02 (-0600), emanuel stiebler wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> It's not so bad as it sounds. I use cygwin/xfree as an XWindow terminal
> for my unix boxes.
> It works pretty well.

Using some foreign software as a terminal is one thing -- using it as a
cross-development hosting environment is quite another (no matter how
POSIX-ish you can convince it to be with add-on tools!).  If the
underlying filesystem in the host environment is not capable of at least
supporting all possible filenames a Unix native host can support then
that's a very good indication that your undrelying host environment may
not be best suited for cross-development of a Unix(-like) OS!

One would think that cross-builds are best suited for getting kernels
and user-land prepared for new ports while being hosted on existing
ports, not for building new ports totally within foreign host

It's one thing to want to be able to build a kernel and enough of
user-land to start up the self-hosting process on any arbitrary platform
with a suitable C compiler on-board, but to desire to build all of the
system on a foreign OS base should be nothing more than an interesting
academic experiment, but unsuitable for general consumption!  [0.001 :-)]

							Greg A. Woods

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