Subject: RE: Compiling NetBSD kernel in linux?
To: Matthew Orgass <email@example.com>
From: Scott Ramsby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2000 00:58:31
Are there instructions somewhere for how to use the toolchain/etc ? I've
cross compiled stuff in Linux for my HPC using the Linux-VR tools, but I
haven't messed with the NetBSD ones. Thanks.
From: Matthew Orgass [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 7:13 PM
To: Scott Ramsby
Subject: Re: Compiling NetBSD kernel in linux?
On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Scott Ramsby wrote:
> I'm using NetBSD on my NEC MobilePro 800, but I run linux on my desktop.
> it possible to download and compile the hpcmips NetBSD kernel in linux?
It would be tricky, but you could probably do it. If you can wait a
little bit, Tod Vierling is importing a new version of the toolchain in a
way that makes it easier to make a cross compiler. I suspect this would
also extend to Linux; you may just need to grab one directory to be able
to make the cross compiler on Linux. In any case, it would certainly be
easier then the current situation.
Also, the MobilePro 800 is a fairly beefy hpcmips machine. If you nfs
mount the source (and, if you don't have it on a flash card, the hpcmips
toolchain) from Linux it would probably only take a few hours to compile.
If all you want to compile is the kernel, this is probably the easiest way.