Subject: Re: egcs 1.0.2 and netbsd.
To: David Edelsohn <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/20/1998 07:46:22
On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, David Edelsohn wrote:

: 	I am not sure how NetBSD is integrating EGCS, but EGCS is *meant*
: to be built using "make bootstrap" not simply "make".

We cannot do that in the NetBSD tree, because our tree is headed toward
cross-compiler independence:  executing shell scripts or very convoluted
Makefiles without BSD semantics in-tree is a major faux pas.

The way we have integrated EGCS is similar to how the latest gdb's have been
integrated: there is a set of BSD-style Makefiles that "reach over" into
src/gnu/dist to get the proper sources.  This method works for other GNU
products, and luckily, allows us to maintain a pristine GNU tree (so that
someone building a cross compiler on another platform can use the GNU-style
configure and make).

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.