Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2001 18:45:20 (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> Yeah, well, what do you expect?   NetBSD is, by definition, the best
> host platform for its own development since it is a proper self-hosting
> system.

You can't usually self host in the embedded world. Try building NetBSD
on a set top box with 6M of memory, no disk and no network
connection. Well, we (Wasabi) do that sort of thing for our customers
all the time. The only choice in such environments is cross building.

We do generally use NetBSD to do our cross-development work, but not
everyone does (or wants to).


Perry E. Metzger
NetBSD Development, Support & CDs.