Subject: Re: cross compile: the chicken-egg problem
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 06/17/1998 07:32:36
On 17-Jun-98 Todd Vierling spoke unto us all:
# You'll find that you cannot compile shared libraries with this setup, and
# that "strip" may corrupt the binaries. We don't currently support a full
# cross-compile environment for NetBSD, unfortunately. That's, informally,
# one of the tasks a handful of the developers are working on.
That doesn't suprise me too much.. I decided to go with only static, because
I figured shared would be a pain.. I didn't know it was impossible though.. ;)
# : we currently build floppy images involved vnode file systems, and I really
# : doubt AIX has this facility. Is there another way to build a floppy image?
# No. You _must_ have a NetBSD system in order to build NetBSD bootable
# images. That's why we ship bootstrap floppies... <g>
Ahh.. thats a pity.. I was hoping to be able to do kernel development at
work, and boot my work machines (which have a large variety of unsupported
parts) with test kernels. I guess that answers my chicken-egg problem.. You
*need* a chicken. Whats the requirement? the vnode filesystem?
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org