Subject: Re: Compiling kernel
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/06/2001 16:41:46
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 09:02:09AM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Julio Merino wrote:
> I see. I seem to remember that there's some problem with doing a
> checkout for netbsd-1-5 directly. Try doing
>     cd /usr/src
>     cvs update -P -d -rnetbsd-1-5 >/var/tmp/src.cvs.log &
> Now, are you trying to build the kernel on a FreeBSD system? If you
> have NetBSD 1.5 or NetBSD 1.5_BETA2, you should be able to build a
> netbsd-1-5 kernel with no trouble, but the cross-build may have some
> rough edges. [There's a new mechanism for that in -current, but don't
> switch to current just for that reason; it's not well tested, either.]

I didn't know I could cross-compile the kernel... so I'm compiling
directly from NetBSD.

> By the way, I think netbsd-users is not the right forum for this.
> netbsd-users is supposed to be for issues that are tangential to
> NetBSD itself. The creation of a "netbsd-release" list is being
> considered, but in the meantime, I suggest the proper forum for all
> problems with building NetBSD from cvs checkout is "netbsd-current".

Ok, but what I'm trying to download with cvs is current or release?
If not, where do I get the sources for release? Is it there any .tar.gz
that contains them?

And another thing... I have the same problem with pkgsrc... Is it there
a .tar.gz for them too?

> Frederick