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Re: gcc on i386 (NetBSD 5.0.1): circular dependency

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 05:55:39PM +0200, Dirk H. Schulz wrote:
> [...]
> I know this is a boring newbie-question, but the docs are not very 
> explicit about it: is it possible to do that afterwards or do I have to 
> reinstall completely? If it is possible, how do I do that? The name of 
> the tool to use would be sufficient, I could read it's docs then.

the set containing the compiler is comp.tgz. Just extract it using
cd / && tar -xzpf /path/to/comp.tgz 

> >Circular dependency gone, but cant compile lang/gcc due compile error.
> >  
> Yes, I ran into that on another machine that I updated to 2009Q2. 
> Compilation of lang/gcc was stopped due to a declaration fault even 
> after running "make clean" before.

You shouldn't need to compile lang/gcc on a NetBSD 5.0.x machine,
there's already a compiler shipped with it.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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