Subject: Re: Binary packages for NetBSD/m68k 3.0 w/ pkgsrc-2006Q1
To: Greg Oster <>
From: Bruce O'Neel <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 05/11/2006 13:43:59

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 07:29:31AM -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> > Packages for 2.1 would be useful for this reason too.
> > 
> > Is there anything special required to build generic m68k packages as 
> > opposed to mac68k/amiga/next68k/etc packages?
> Nope.

There might be a misconception here.  Once you are running NetBSD on machine X
and you don't depend on hardware specific features of machine X, the same binary
(not kernel, binaries such as ls, mv, less, xemacs) will run on machine Y
assuming that they have the same CPU (basically).

This means that a binary built on the amiga will run fine on the 68k macs.
A binary built on a PPC prep machine will run fine on a PowerMac, etc.

If you tell the compiler that you are going to build for the 68040 for example 
then it only will work on the other systems with an 040, not with a 030.



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