Subject: Re: make(1) hack to get NetBSD tools working on Mac OS X
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/13/2003 22:53:14
On Thu Mar 13 2003 at 09:46:48 -0800, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> So, yesterday I managed to get the tools finally building on a Mac OS X
> host.
> The biggest problem is that ARG_MAX is only 64K on OS X (vs. 256K on many
> other modern systems).  This presents a problem, since bootstrapping the
> tools causes many make variables to be set on the command line, meaning
> that we blow ARG_MAX pretty quickly.

FreeBSD suffers from the same lack of ARG_MAX, so you might probably
enable the hack for it as well.

Antti Kantee <>                     Of course he runs NetBSD                
                 "connoisseurs do not chill their malts."