Subject: Re: Patches to make the tree cross-compilable
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/17/1998 17:43:11
On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:

> > Hmmm. I'm not sure what to do. Which architectures are on which side of
> > the fence with this?
> As long as you are looking only into platforms currently supported by NetBSD
> there are only differences regarding signed/unsigned chars.  AFAICT the only
> ports that use unsigned chars are arm32 and the various powerpc platforms.
> This means that currently compiling /bin/sh on say an i386 for a powerpc
> wouldn't work too well :-(.

Dang. That's EXACTLY what I wanted to do.

Does anyone have a NetBSD/powerpc snapshot, say from which I could steal a
working sh?

> The correct fix is to eliminate these generated files alltogether.  Since
> it does little more than the isalpha, isdigit etc. macros anyway, this
> shouldn't be really hard.

Hmm. I'll take a peak, but any suggestions will be appreciated. :-)

Take care,