Subject: Re: Tell me how to set up my system
To: None <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/22/2001 13:30:58
[ Oops -- screwed up my last attempt at replying, hence some oddities ]

In article <>,  <> wrote:
>I'm not sure if this is the right list for what I want so bear with
>me. Or just delete the message.
>I have a NetBSD 1.5 running on a PowerMacintosh 6500/300.
>I want to be able to (1) compile kernels and (2) use current versions
>the GNU tools and programming languages that I'm used to.

Which versions are you used to?  NetBSD 1.5 shipped with egcs 1.1.2 and
binutils 2.9.1.

>I had tried to use the versions of GNU tools from GNU mirrors.

I don't believe that any FSF version of the GNU toolchain supports
NetBSD/powerpc at present.  Certainly GCC 3.0 seems not to.

>I was told I could get the code to build a new system at

Those are the kernel sources.

>At some point I found a directory containing distribution of gnu code:
>How can I take advantage of it.

You already are doing.  That directory contains the source to the GPLed
parts of NetBSD, most of which come from the GNU project.  Admittedly, that
is the version for NetBSD-current rather than NetBSD 1.5.

> I tried to use the Make file at the
>head etc. it didn't work.

That's not terribly surprising, since it's likely to depend on features
introduced to the rest of the system since the 1.5 release.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
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