Subject: Re: README: UPDATE YOUR COMPILER BEFORE YOUR NEXT BUILD
To: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
Date: 05/06/2002 23:31:46
On Fri, 3 May 2002, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> This message is directed at users of NetBSD/alpha and NetBSD/sparc64. If
> you don't use those ports, then you can ignore this.
> Various bits of the kernel were recently changed to test for _LP64 being
> defined by the compiler/C preprocessor. This requires a compiler update,
> otherwise your kernel will fail to function properly, or fail to compile
> What this means is that you should make ABSOLUTELY SURE that you build
> a new compiler before the next time you build a kernel after updating
> your sources.
> You can do this using the "-t" option to build.sh, or by simply letting
> build.sh build the entire system for you from scratch, "release-style".
Um- okay, after installing a recent Snapshot, a 'build -t' worked all the way
I'm curious- it doesn't seem like build -t actually *installs* the
compiler. The build.doc doesn't really say what pieces to pick from where- can
somebody shoot me a clue?