Subject: re: How to force using existing toolchain?
To: Luong <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 07/12/2007 12:41:10
   > On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 06:02:05PM -0700, Luong Ngo wrote:
   > > I am brand new to make and build system in general and NetBSD in
   > > specific. But I need to build the NetBSD source tree, I only need the
   > > userland binaries and filesystem only, using the toolchains already
   > > existed. How do I do that?
   > Either set USETOOLS=no to force use of the installed compilers and co or
   > run tools once.
   > Joerg
   I don't want to run tools because that would create a new set of tools
   right? My situation is that I already have the compiler, linker,etc and want to
   use them to build the Netbsd tree. If I set USETOOLS=no, would it use the
   default host tools(compiler, linker,etc)? That I don't want either. I am running
   on a AMD linux host machine and need to cross compile for MIps platform. I would
   like to have a way to let NetBSD build know to pick my own compiler, linker,...
   to build the source tree.

you want EXTERNAL_TOOLCHAIN it sounds like, if you don't want to
build with the normal compiler, whether you are building natively
with USETOOLS=no or cross compiling.