Building FreeBSD on Linux
Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi)
sarvi at cisco.com
Sun Dec 2 20:13:52 PST 2007
I installed/bootstrapped NetBSD pkgsrc on the linux box. This comes with
bmake(which I think standas for bsdmake).
But fails else where.
From: Giorgos Keramidas [mailto:keramida at ceid.upatras.gr]
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 3:15 PM
To: Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi)
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Building FreeBSD on Linux
On 2007-11-30 16:06, "Saravanan Shanmugham (sarvi)"
<sarvi at cisco.com> wrote:
> I am trying to build all of FreeBSD from a Linux Machine
and seem to
> be running into problems. We have farm of build
machines that we use
> to build many other things and my team would look like
to use it going
> forward for our FreeBSD development.
> Has anyone tried this before?
> I have tried GNU Make 3.80 as well as pmake. And I can't
seem to find
> bmake for Linux.
I don't know of any port of BSD make(1) to Linux, or if
that would be sufficient to cross-build FreeBSD. I'm
trying to build a snapshot of FreeBSD make(1) which builds
with autoconf, for other stuff, but it may take a while
before I have a fully autoconf-ified version and that may
still not be adequate.
You can always try booting a FreeBSD snapshot inside
vmware or qemu, and build FreeBSD from FreeBSD, but that
may be a bit slow...
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