Subject: Re: Alpha build process..
To: Chris Csanady <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/19/1997 16:49:34
On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Chris Csanady wrote:

> Could someone outline the steps necessary to actually build the
> tree on an alpha?  I am somewhat confused as to how things go,
> having a seperate toolchain.

There's no difference between building on the alpha or any other
port; the `separate' toolchain doesn't make any difference.

> install core dumps with the -s option.  so i set STRIPFLAG= in /etc/mk.conf

That should not be happening. Can you get a stack backtrace to see
why it's dumping core?

> After I got finished with building all the libraries, I couldn't get much
> further because everything complained about unresolved symbols in libc...

Had you installed the new libraries in $DESTDIR? If you don't, the
new programs will try to link against the old libraries, which will
be unhappy. Have a look at the `build' target in /usr/src/Makefile.

I recommend using a DESTDIR other than / until you're confident
that everything you compile will really work.


Curt Sampson	   Info at
Internet Portal Services, Inc.	   Through infinite myst, software reverberates
Vancouver, BC  (604) 257-9400	   In code possess'd of invisible folly.