Subject: Re: Building a cross development toolchain for i386 to MIPS32compatible
To: Jason Riffel <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/16/2002 12:13:09
"Jason Riffel" <> writes:
> No actually I haven't.  I just tried using the ports collection to
> build the compiler.  I will try getting the sources and building
> like that.

In general, you want to use the built in cross build tools to build
NetBSD. is your friend. It bootstraps the build and
constructs a full set of installable binaries with a single command.

> I have a question in regards to tool sources.  I see alot of
> dialogue on tech-toolchain that would lead me to believe the
> standard GNU sources aren't the entire package.  Do I need to
> acquire some patches or anything to apply to the GNU sources, or is
> there a different source pool all together?

NetBSD ships with its own version of the toolchain that has been
properly integrated into NetBSD. You want to use *that* version,
unless you have very good reason not to.

Perry E. Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."