Subject: Re: Autoconf for toolchain "replacement library"?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/14/2001 10:42:44

If you develop on netbsd (i.e. in the source tree) and you change/add to the
toolchain you'll have to update so someone cross building gets
proper bits pulled in correct from the compat library. This is of course
presuming your change requires something new from the compat library that
wasn't required before for that tool.

The only way to do that will be to run autoconf and regen the file.


>On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 10:26:10AM -0500, James Chacon wrote:
>> Building won't. Developing might...
>I don't think so, because if you're developing on a NetBSD system you'll use
>the BSD makefile, not the autoconf-generated one.
>How I understood it is that autoconf was used only when building NetBSD
>tools on non-NetBSD (or old NetBSD) systems, in which case the autoconf in
>-current won't help you.
>Or maybe I've missed something.
>Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.