Subject: Re: newcommer to building please.
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/30/2002 17:34:13
On Wed Jan 30 2002 at 09:14:21 -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Antti Kantee wrote:
> > On Wed Jan 30 2002 at 09:30:39 +0100, Jaromir Dolecek wrote:
> > >
> > > The USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN=yes or USETOOLS=yes should NOT be there.
> > > The appropriate value is pulled from
> > >
> > Why should USETOOLS=whatever not be there? Let's say I have a clean
> > install for which I only download the kernel source and wish to build
> > it. Is there a better way of doing it than setting USETOOLS=no in
> > /etc/mk.conf?
> kernels builds don't use the new toolchain by default. Setting
> USETOOLS=yes in /etc/mk.conf would cause it to, but if you need to do
> that, you may as well use "nbconfig" and "nbmake-<arch>" from the
> tools/bin directory, and then you can just set it on the command line.

Hmm, I could've sworn I installed a clean snapshot a couple of weeks ago
and couldn't make the kernel build without setting USETOOLS=no in
/etc/mk.conf, because the build was calling the tooldir tools.

But I guess I should concentrate more on the activity involving coffee
and drinking ;)

Antti Kantee <>                     Of course he runs NetBSD                
                        "The dish washer returns!"