Subject: Re: CVS commit: sharesrc/share/mk
To: James Chacon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2001 15:28:44
On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, James Chacon wrote:
: People actually do treat syssrc as standalone from the rest of the source
: tree (and it is self contained). So requiring that to use USETOOLS always
: was wrong which is why I made the change there. In general folks will compile
: kernels with their installed make/toolchain bits which will work as-is
: except in very rare casses as you've just mentioned.
This was, incidentally, a suggestion to which I concur. Typically, syssrc
is happy working with a given compiler, provided something Really Major
hasn't happened. Changing this particular nit is probably going to piss a
lot of people off, and I opted to agree with the least surprise angle.
(So, if someone really wants to step up to a system that is so divergent,
that person should actually build a cross-build to a DESTDIR, including the
new GENERIC kernels, and step up from there.)
The "make release" build of kernels uses the USETOOLS setting given to the
top level make, of course....
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