Subject: Re: Crosscompiling
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/29/1999 14:13:13
On Wed, 29 Dec 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> > 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... :-(
> That doesn't demand vnds.  Just something mtoolsish.

If that were it, yes. But...

> I have programs that can do the read side of that sort of stuff.  Add
> some code to handle allocation and the write side would be pretty
> simple.

A number of ports have installboot programs which need to encode the block
addresses of a secondary loader into the loader they install. They usually
need the filesystem mounted to do this. They'd need to be changed to work
with the mtool-ish paradime.

Take care,