Subject: Re: NetBSD/sparc now using new toolchain
To: None <>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/04/2001 01:35:57
>>>>> "Jason" == Jason R Thorpe <> writes:

    Jason> Today, with some help from Martin Husemann (who tested and
    Jason> helped get the profiling support working with the new
    Jason> compiler), I switched the sparc port to the new toolchain
    Jason> (i.e. USE_NEW_TOOLCHAIN=yes). Both the sparc and sparc64
    Jason> port now use the new toolchain, which is based on GCC
    Jason> 2.95.3 and Binuitls 2.11.2.


    Jason> The main upshot of this is that cross-builds of
    Jason> NetBSD/sparc (with the exception of full snapshots due to
    Jason> host tool issues) is now quite trivial, so if you have a
    Jason> fast PC and want to use it to build binaries for your
    Jason> slower SS2, you can do that (I'm using my laptop to build
    Jason> the world for my SPARC Classic now :-)

One problem I ran into when cross compiling (i386 -> sparc) was the
use of /dev/vnd0c instead /dev/vnd0d on my i386 build system during
image creation. How to avoid this?

Will src/ be the start point for any kind of (cross)
compilation, even for 'make build'?