On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 08:52:44AM -0700, Eugene M. Kim wrote:
> Greetings,
> Short question: is FreeBSD capable of cross-platform make world and
> release (e.g. build of Alpha world/release on x86 and vice versa)?


Cross-platform world should work rather easily. (have not tried it since I
don't have an Alpha lying around here:-P) See in particular
the Makefiles right under src/ there is a good explanation on top in
comments of what vars you can set and what they do. 

As for release, well that's tricky. In theory it should work also
but in praxis the study of src/release/Makefile has proven to be some
pain at times... note that I have not tried this one either... what I *did*
try was however to build 4.3-RELEASE on a -CURRENT box (same platform) and
to my great dismay I had to discover that even after loading the "bin"
distribution from the ftp into the release chroot(2), it took heavy
amounts of tinkering to get things going... the make world succeeded
though, so I assume that most anything would have gone well from that
point... in any case, if you want to do a release, study the Makefiles
closely and understand what they do.


Szilveszter ADAM
Szeged University
Szeged Hungary

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