Cross compiling FreeBSD

Doug Barton dougb at
Wed Jan 21 22:17:08 PST 2009

Andrew Hotlab wrote:
> Sorry for my stupid question: I'll do the right thing if I'll build an i386 jail chroot/jail on the
> amd64 builder host with the following commands? (grabbed from the FreeBSD Handbook)
> # cd /usr/src
> # make buildworld TARGET=i386
> # make installworld TARGET=i386 DESTDIR=/path-to-jail
> # cd etc/
> # make distribution DESTDIR=/path-to-jail

You can replace those last two lines with:

mergemaster -i -A i386 -D /path-to-jail

In previous incarnations mergemaster was less than completely
effective *cough* in cross-build applications, but thanks to prodding
from Sam and help from Ruslan it works now (where "now" means -current
and 7-stable after the 7.1 release).




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