Subject: Toolchain Bulletin: $TOOLDIR/bin now $PATH-able
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/14/2001 17:38:10
I just added changes to src/tools and src/share/mk that will make it
possible to include $TOOLDIR/bin in your $PATH without as much concern for
colliding namespaces.

All target-specific programs are named ${MACHINE_GNU_PLATFORM}-progname,
such as "i386--netbsd-gcc".  Most of these were this way before, but it's
all consistent now.

All non-target-specific programs are named nbprogname, such as "nbmake",
"nbinstall", "nbyacc".

Note that old copies of $TOOLDIR that are not cleaned out may start
collecting cruft because of this name switch.  To clean up the excess, you
can safely clear out $TOOLDIR and rebuild/reinstall src/tools without a
"make cleandir".

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