Subject: Re: new tool system question
To: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
Date: 10/27/2001 22:12:46
Ahh, of course. Thanks makes sense, thanks!
On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:
> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 21:45:50 -0400 (EDT)
> From: James Chacon <email@example.com>
> To: Rick Byers <rb-netbsd@BigScaryChildren.net>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: new tool system question
> 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.
> > Rick