Subject: Re: Proposed improvements to toolchain2netbsd and config.guess
To: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2002 07:15:36
On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 09:04:44AM -0600, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> Where is value to "--host" supposed to come from? To try to get it from
> bsd.own.mk is really awkward (see my broken submission to PR 15514); it
> would be easier to simply elide the vendor and version number in
> toolchain2netbsd directly.
The script could certainly call config.guess first, and then apply
some sed construct to it to edit out the parts that it doesn't need:
yeah-baby:thorpej 4$ ./config.guess
> I see. Then "pkgsrc" on current is really messed up:
> root@deduction-> uname -smr
> NetBSD 1.5ZA mac68k
> root@deduction-> pwd
> root@deduction-> make show-var VARNAME=MACHINE_GNU_PLATFORM
Why is that really messed up? m68k--netbsdelf will certainly match
*-*-netbsd* in a configure script, so there's no problem.
> The a.out build, on ports that haven't switched yet, doesn't use any of
> the same files? Won't matter soon, hopefully.
No, a.out builds do not use any of the new toolchain files.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>