Compiling 4-RELEASE on 5-STABLE
geert.hendrickx at ua.ac.be
Thu Oct 14 00:38:04 PDT 2004
On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 12:31:33PM +0530, Subhro wrote:
> > What about my question about boot strapping? Does that ensure that
> > I could compile the world/kernel of 4.x on 5.3?
> > John
> No it does not. To be precise as far as I know, there is no way you
> can compile a native 4.X binary of any kind (application, kernel,
> bootstrap, you name it) on a 5.X box. Although you CAN run native 4.X
As a side note, with NetBSD you CAN do this. You can even compile
NetBSD/vax on a Linux/ppc box. :-) That's how they build releases for
their obscurer architectures all the time.
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