On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 06:47:12PM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 05:42:04PM +0300, Peter Pentchev wrote:
> > [...]
> > > Can't you teach sysinstall/Makefile to use the kbdcontrol in
> > > ${.OBJDIR}/../kbdcontrol/kbdcontrol instead, and make it somehow
> > > depend on kbdcontrol being built beforehand?
> > > 
> > Doing it this way would break cross-platform builds.
> Even running kbdcontrol might break cross-platform builds.  Consider
> running it on a host platform of Linux.  It might fail attempting to
> do a keyboard ioctl in its initalization.  However, kbdcontrol -L
> might work because it doesn't actually do any keyboard control.

I think that cross-platform means compilation between i386 and alpha (and
possibly others) not different OS's:-) (Although admittedly you can build
Debian CDs on FreeBSD with linux emulation way better than you can build
say a -STABLE release on a -CURRENT box... )


Szilveszter ADAM
Szeged University
Szeged Hungary

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