Subject: Re: Crosscompiling
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 12/29/1999 10:05:30
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Andrew Cagney wrote:
> > Anyway, my cross compile wish list is to see:
> > o Eliminate the technical barriers that stop
> > developers using any ``UNIX like environment''
> > when building NetBSD. (ex, try building
> > an 1.4.1/i386 boot disk without NetBSD).
> The problem is that you'd need to come up with something like the vnd
> device for the other systems. You need to make an ffs on a file... :-(
This is a sort-of-interesting point for another reason - at the moment
you need to be root to build a release. What would be good is an
mtools-like frontend for FFS so that you don't need to create a vnd to
build the memory disk filesystem for the install kernel. Hmm, do we
support root on an MSDOS/FAT filesystem? There's nothing to say the the
install kernels that have a memory disk need to have FFS on them...
Of course there are other things like setting owner/group/perms inside
of the generated release tar files, but this shouldn't be too hard...