Subject: toolchain/18695: How to build NetBSD?
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Date: 10/18/2002 08:03:04
>Synopsis: How to build NetBSD?
>Arrival-Date: Fri Oct 18 08:04:00 PDT 2002
>Originator: Andrew Cagney
Head of netbsd-1-6 branch.
The file src/BUILDING, on netbsd-1-6 branch, doesn't describe the NetBSD build process. Instead it provides a [really good] reference manual on what MAKE and BUILD.SH options are supported.
Going on-line and digging around and I found:
I think this, or equivalent, should be included in the BUILDING file.
- the documentation should be self contained being included in the distro (and not rely on the web)
- not just the usage, but also the process is included in the BUILDING doco
This is especially important given that 1.6's build process is a radical departure from previous builds - build.sh VS make.
(Critical? I think this is critical because, until I manage a rebuild/install from the head of the 1-6 branch and hence flush out all outstanding security problems, my machine should technically be switched off :-)