Subject: Re: can't build current - gcc fails
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Dick Davies <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/2004 23:54:17
* Alan Barrett <> [0454 15:54]:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, Dick Davies wrote:
> > Well yeah, but the general rule is to boot the new kernel then build
> > userland under it, isn't it?
> No, the general rule, in the days of, is to 
> 0. be running the old kernel and old userland
> 1. use to build new tools, new kernel, and new userland.
> 2. install and boot the new kernel.
> 3. install the new userland.

I just did that, ta. I have been using the steps at

which explains how to use, and I was told that by the
guys who wrote the distribution / install targets over a year ago -
that page could probably do with a rewrite.

One gotcha worth mentioning is that if the kernel version changes, the 
default value of TOOLDIR does too, so without a -T flag falls
over on step 3.
> I wish somebody would apply my patches from PR 24654.  I might send more
> patches if the old ones didn't get ignored for months or years.

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