Subject: Re: Patches to make the tree cross-compilable
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Randy Devol <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 02/18/1998 10:33:04
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:
> > 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?

This is EXACTLY what I have been planning to do also.
> > 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. :-)

If you make any progress or receive any good suggestions, please let me

-=O=- Randy