Subject: Re: new tool system question
To: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
From: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/27/2001 21:45:50
Yes. It completely avoids the problems of "need new lint to compile but new
lint requires new libc, ...", etc.
All the required toolchain bits and build tools are built first with
portable source (for the most part) and those are used to bootstrap the rest
of the system.
>Is there any advantage to using USETOOLS=yes when host == target? I can
>see why the new tool system is necessary when cross compiling (infact, I
>think its awesome!), but I'm not sure if there is any reason for me to use
>it on my home system... I've read the mailing list archives, but I
>couldn't find any message that really outlined the motivation.