Subject: Re: Cross compiling
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From: Tobias Ernst <Tobias_Ernst@bland.fido.de>
Date: 04/06/2001 00:37:46
WK> It's dated (over a year old), but it still works. I used it just
WK> the other day to build GCC, binutils, and libraries for NetBSD/Alpha
WK> on a DEC 3000/600M using FreeBSD/Alpha on a Personal Workstation
WK> 500au. Good luck!
Half a year ago I set up a gcc 2.9.5 cross compiler on Tru64 5.0
running on a 500au for my NetBSD box which is only a 3000/300. Apart
from speed, the reason was that gcc 2.9.5 was not available for
NetBSD/Alpha, but I had an app that needed gcc 2.9.5.
I only used the documentation that ships with gcc as reference. It was
quite a hassle, I think I had to compile parts of the cross-gcc with
gcc on Tru64 and parts with DEC cc, but finally it worked.
Now I would be interested in porting the "pkgsrc" collection. I.e. I
would like to mount / of the NetBSD box on /somewhere on the Tru64 box,
then go to /somehwere/usr/pkgsrc/something/program, be able to type
"make install" and get the software compiled and installed onto the
Anyone ever done something like that? Given that the pkgsrc collection
works by simply using makefiles, I think it should not be so hard, just
adding a prefix for the installation routines, replacing gcc with
alpha--netbsd-gcc, and porting NetBSD make and using that one on Tru64
might already be anough!?
Oh, and if I think about it, I would also have to make provisions so
that my crossgcc finds all sorts of shared libraries that are installed
under /somewhere/usr/pkg/lib and so on. All in all, it looks like a