Subject: Re: Have anyone tried to build NetBSD/sparc64 on Solaris 10/Sparc
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: david l goodrich <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 05/31/2007 12:43:59
On Thu, May 31, 2007 11:09 am, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On May 31, 2007, at 8:00 AM, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>>>> But considering that Solaris 10 is shipped with a fine working GCC
>>>> it is probably a waste of time anyway.
>>>   ...assuming one compiler is just as good as the other, anyway.
>> The compiler will only be used to bootstrap the toolchain. If you
>> manage
>> to use SUNWspro for that you might get faster builds on Solaris SPARC.
>> But the binaries produced by the build should be the same.
>    Am I misunderstanding you, or are you suggesting that the binaries
> produced by the SunStudio compiler will be the same as those produced
> by GCC?
>    If that's what you're suggesting, you're way, way off, I'm sorry
> to say.

no, he's suggesting that as part of the build process, gcc is built.  from
that point on, all binaries produced in the build process will use the gcc
that was just built.  so you will have a SunStudio-built gcc building the
actual binaries.

this will result in, you guessed it, the same binaries.