Subject: Re: Toolchain status list
To: James Chacon <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/05/2001 12:46:47
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:
: > - Fix automatic kernel builds from "make release" on some platforms
: Which platforms are having issues? I can easily tackle this.
Basically, thorpej reported some problems when attempting to use the cross
tools to compile kernels. I haven't investigated in depth yet.
: > - Create tools build procedure for other tools needed on non-NetBSD hosts
: > (and verify buildability on Cygwin, Solaris/x86, and Linux)
: I've got crunchgen, crunchide, msgc and menuc done and will check that support
: in shortly.
Do *not* check in a non-bfd crunchide into src/tools. That is not a
cross-platform capable tool. 8-)
(If you wouldn't mind, could you please send me a tarball of your files that
you have added to src/tools before committing?)
: Groff is the only other nasty one beyond locale issues that I saw.
Yah. "cross-groff" is going to be built from GNU build processes just like
toolchain and texinfo.
: To support non-native builds a primer probably also needs to be written
: which lists dependencies (you need a C and C++ compiler, make, and posix
: compatible userland, etc).
Actually, you should only need a C compiler, make, and POSIXish system, but
some tools will need compatibility hacked into them to make this happen
(this is a high priority task directly from my employer). I'll add an item
for "document cross build environment requirements".
: > - Create somewhat better strategy for "cleandir" in tools
: It's not real obvious on how some of that works when I'd cleandir in a tool
: and it would refuse to rebuild.
These points aren't related; my bulleted item has to do with investigating
whether descending from top level into "tools" on cleandir was a good idea.
The tools build has a very special method of rebuilding -- it allows tools
to be cleandir'd, but still not rebuilt unless the tool was actually
updated. There's special timestamp checks involved, as well as a
three-state MKTOOLS (no/yes/always). If you always want the tools rebuilt,
you can set MKTOOLS=always.
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