Subject: Re: Version Question
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Tobias Anderberg <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/18/2002 16:36:24
Frank van der Linden wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 04:13:58PM +0100, Tobias Anderberg wrote:
> > Hm. Earlier versions of gcc obviously works on NetBSD, which means
> > that they have binary support for NetBSD, right? Well, what happend?
> > Did they remove that support from gcc 3.0.x?
> Earlier versions worked, but not out of the box for several NetBSD
> platforms. Also, that support was for the old a.out format, which

Ah, ok. So the gcc that ships with NetBSD isn't stock gcc, but a
modified version?

> is almost gone from NetBSD now. Lastly, bitrot set in in the NetBSD
> bits, as they weren't updated for later versions of gcc.

How come? Isn't there something like a NetBSD maintainer for the gcc
code tree, that makes sure it works and that it's up to date? Maybe
that's too much to ask for? :-)

> But, this is about to change, thankfully.

Yes, looking forward to it.

Btw, something completly different (yes, I realize that there's is a
netbsd-port list, but anyway), I've just started porting NetBSD to
another platform, and I was wondering if there exist some general
document how to go about this task? I've read the "Porting UNIX to a
new platform" and various other docs, but I havn't found any clear
document that describes what needs to be done. Although, it's pretty
easy to look at the other ports and figure out the magic..

Well, I'm keeping notes, so maybe when I'm done I'll just write such a
doc! :-)