Subject: Re: Crossbuilding NetBSD on FreeBSD machine
To: None <>
From: Wojciech A. Koszek <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/31/2007 17:46:15
On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 05:54:58PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2007, Wojciech A. Koszek wrote:
> > I want to cross build NetBSD kernel on FreeBSD computer. 
> > 
> > I used following packages to get src/...:
> > [...]
> > I type:
> > 
> > 	cvs update -dp
> Your transcript shows "cvs update -dP", which is correct, except I still
> don't know whether you are dealing with -current, netbsd-4, or some
> other branch.

It was a typo in my mail.

> > $ file gnu/dist/texinfo/configure
> > gnu/dist/texinfo/configure: data
> If that configure script is corrupt, then quite possibly other files
> are also corrupt, and perhaps that explains your difficulties.

I think it's a reason of files present in NetBSD FTP server. Try to
check this one and see that it actually contains binary configure
script. I fetched mine from:

(other files also came from this directory)

/os/netbsd$ tar xzfv gnu.tar.gz src/gnu/dist/texinfo/configure
x src/gnu/dist/texinfo/configure
/os/netbsd$ file src/gnu/dist/texinfo/configure
src/gnu/dist/texinfo/configure: data

I'll try once again, with src tree taken directly from CVS. BTW, I
checked out src/gnu/dist/texinfo/configure and it's size is the same as
the one in the Tar archive present on the FTP server.


Wojciech A. Koszek