Subject: Re: Earliest VAX port?
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/03/2001 23:32:20
> > > > > Ragge, do you or anyone else in the crewe have a backup of the 1.0A
> > > > > sources or binaries anywhere?
> > >
> > > I am wondering if I could back-compile it from a working 1.2 VAX?
> > > 
> > I used pcc from 4.3 when I started the development, and later switched
> > over to another version of gcc than was in the source tree. The compiler
> > was distributed separately, hence no compiler in the tarballs.
> OK.  What was the development system (Reno?), and if so, in the 1.0A,
> could the precursor system binaries run directly in 1.0A?
Yes, all Reno binaries should run without problem on 1.0A. They should
run without problem on 1.5 also.

> I finally got a working 4.3-Tahoe system up, and was thinking of trying
> a pcc port for some comparisons on a NetBSD 1.0A and a 1.4.3 system,
> if possible (assuming I can make a viable pcc port).  That would help
> answer some possible gcc bloat things I was thinking about.
You cannot compile 1.0A with pcc, it's too "new".

But generally, binaries compiled with gcc was both faster and smaller
than the corresponding pcc ones. 

-- Ragge