Subject: getting starting with powerpc and the tool chain
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List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/06/2001 09:19:44
I became aware of the existence of both the Toolchain and the
tech-toolchain list after I realized I wanted to avoid the package
system, not because there is anything wrong with it - I would rather
compile stuff, and that I was having trouble getting some things I
wanted to use to compile. I'm using NetBSD 1.5.1 on a PowerMacinstosh
6500/300 with a 603e (I think) powerpc processor. The stuff I would
like to compile consists mostly of FSF software or software that would
compile better with the full complement of current tools available - I
want the full GCC (all the compilers) and I would also want to run
GCL. I was able to get some of the tools to compile simply by
downloading them from the Gnu site and compiling them, though this
does not work with big programs.

I downloaded the "gnu" directory, /pub/NetBSD-current/src/gnu to a
local directory /a/gnu so I'd have it.

I'm not quite sure what to do with it. I may have missed some
documentation. Feel free to tell me to RTFM as long as you include the
URL for the FM. Does it need to be moved to /usr/src/gnu to work? Do I
have to compile each program separately? Do they all work under
powerpc architechture?

Josh Kuperman