Subject: Re: pkg/12140: cross/mipseb-netbsd does not work (for kernels, at least)
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/07/2001 13:28:23
    Date:        Mon, 5 Feb 2001 23:58:26 -0500
    From:        Andrew Brown <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | >Rebuild cross-binutils- package first.
  | >All cross-gcc packages invoke cross-binutils binaries.
  | >(Yes, we _should_ handle these dependency, but..)
  | ah...i see.  the ldscript stuff changed.  isn't that worth a nb1
  | suffix to the pkg version?

I have a pkg for a H8 cross-compiler that (if it will be useful
to anyone - it is about 3 lines of changes from all the other cross
compiler packages - the general environment for building (gcc supported
anyway) cross compilers is really nice - congratulations to whoever
did that).

But it also needs an addition to the corss-bnutils list of supported
targets, and I had assumed that a version bump (probably via the "nbN"
mechanism) would be needed - though that will require reinstalling all
other cross compilers that have been insalled unfortunately.

(Aside: if anyone is adding to ENABLED_TARGETS in cross/binutils
please add h8300-hms to it and avoid needing to change this twice

Is there some reason why all the possible targets supported bin binutils
aren't simply enabled here?   It isn't going to cost a huge amount (or
not over what the targets that are supported already cost).

Lastly - is the cross compiler pkgsrc for the Hitachi H8 series of micros
wanted?   It isn't something that anyone is likely to be porting NetBSD
to anytime soon that I can imagine (it is in use at MU for building
a clock (yes, a thing that hangs on a wall and displays the time...),
replacing a Motorola 68705 from an earlier generation of clocks...)

If so, I'll submit the pkg via send-pr