Subject: Re: gcc predefines
To: John R Towler <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/19/2002 17:50:03
On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 06:32:32PM -0500, John R Towler wrote:

 > I have found it convenient in rebuilding the system to re-add -Dunix
 > to the gcc cpp-predefines.  It makes a good many projects less hassle
 > to build (swi-prolog, emcs-19.34, etc.).  I pulled out the relevant
 > sections of the src tree and changed the
 > gnu/dist/gcc/config/i386/netbsd-elf.h to have my preferred value.
 > Upon rebuilding gcc, there was no change in the result.  What did I
 > not take care of to effect this change.  

It doesn't matter... -Dunix is fundamentally incorrect, and will never
be added to a NetBSD-supplied compiler, and will never by added to any
NetBSD-targeted compiler supplied by the FSF (at least, not as long as
I am the host/target maintainer for NetBSD GCC).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>