Subject: Re: Fw: Re: problems crossbuilding from solaris
To: Giles Lean <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 10/22/2003 10:30:41
Giles Lean <> writes:
> > I've been trying to build netbsd-current on both a solaris-2.6/sparc
> > with gcc-2.95.1 and on a solaris-2.8/sparc with the sun pro compiler. 
> Back when I was making HP-UX cross builds work, thorpej and lukem
> suggested that gcc was the way to go for the bootstrap.
> It didn't look like a lot of work would be needed to make other
> compilers work, but since gcc is available for most (all?)
> interesting potential cross build platforms there doesn't seem to be a
> huge benefit to such efforts either.
> I went with the flow and used gcc.

Note that we make use of a lot of gcc extensions, like the extended
embedded asm stuff, in the kernel, so it might be hard to use another
compiler easily. :(

Perry E. Metzger