Subject: Re: Trying to upgrade gcc, the hard way, help appreciated
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/30/2007 23:20:37
On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 02:13:05PM -0700, Bucky Katz wrote:
> David, the head of the library team, is trying to do the exercise of
> upgrading gcc in place.  He has figured out how to diff and merge the
> gcc sources so that he has a rlease version of 4.1.2 merged into the
> netbsd-4 tree, but that is failing because c++ won't build when we try
> to make a distribution with He has, today, discovered 
> src/tools/gcc/README.mknative and is off trying to make that work.
> What other surprises will he encounter?

Have you considered pulling the -current infrastructure for GCC 4.1.3
(pre) up to your tree instead?

> in mk.conf and trying the build.  (armdev-926ej-s-4.2.1 is a 'straight
> from FSF' 4.2.1 release that we build as an arm cross compiler)

Hm. I heard a lot of bad things about gcc 4.2, so YMMV.