Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/12/1997 11:12:11
> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 22:55:07 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Curt Sampson <>
> Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
> On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> > on that note.  how much trouble with the big-endian/little-endian clash cause?
> > how hard would it be to build a cross compiler for my sparc 5 running SunOS 5.5
> > to build NetBSD/vax binaries (and maybe even kernels)??
> It shouldn't be that big a deal. A while back I built gcc-2.7.2
> and binutils-2.7 on my Sparc and successfully compiled a Sun 3
> kernel with them, which booted ok.
Yes, but the're both big-endian.

> Having a cross-compiler set up would probably be a really, really
> big boon for anyone working on a VAX. My PPro150 can compile the
> world and a kernel in well under three hours. My uVAX 2000 would
> probably take more like 3 days. :-)

Like in the olde days @ berkeley. :-)

But PPRO & VAX are both little-endian... still no answer to the
big/little-endian cross-compilation question...