Subject: re: Fw: Re: problems crossbuilding from solaris
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/23/2003 00:36:22
Giles Lean <email@example.com> 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. :(
not that this has _anything_ to do with the host compiler. we
should support non-gcc host compilers. anything capable of
building the real compiler itself...