Subject: The Kernel Building Game...
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From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Peter_Fr=F6hlich?= <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/26/2006 18:31:52
Hi all,

So my Qube is running 3.0 fine, everything's working nicely, I got all 
the tools I need for my compiler course installed as well, and now I 
made the mistake of trying to build my own kernel again...

This has *never* worked for me before on the Qube, neither on 1.6, 2.0, 
nor 3.0 as it turns out (last time it *did* work for me was 0.9 or 
something on an Amiga over 10 years ago, how sad is that? :-). Can 
someone please clearly answer this question:

   Am I supposed to build the Qube kernel on the Qube using or 

If I am supposed to, then it's just not working. I can rebuild the 
tools for hours, try to build the kernel for hours (which always 
rebuilds nbmake as well, what a strange waste to always do this whether 
I say -u or not), but it also always ends up breaking somewhere. Am I 
just so dense that I can't follow supposedly simple instructions from 
the NetBSD Guide?

If I am *not* supposed to use, then could someone *please* add 
that to the NetBSD Guide? Clearly? Just say somewhere:

   If you're *not* cross-compiling, stay the heck away from that weird stuff!

Sorry, I am obviously slightly frustrated... :-/ I just can't believe 
that pkgsrc is *so* straightforward to use, but a kernel build can be 
*such* a pain...


PS: Of course the "direct" approach doing a config followed by a make 
(without works just fine. I am not sure yet that the kernel 
actually works, but at least I can build one that way.
Peter H. Froehlich <><><><><><>
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