NetBSD 5.0 looks cool
Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
wearabnet at yahoo.ca
Thu Feb 18 15:32:21 UTC 2010
----- Original Message ----
> From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr>
> To: Masoom Shaikh <masoom.shaikh at gmail.com>
> Cc: freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Thu, February 18, 2010 1:36:30 PM
> Subject: Re: NetBSD 5.0 looks cool
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:09:54 +0530, Masoom Shaikh
> > here is excellant intoduction to NetBSD-5.0
> > http://www.netbsd.org/~ad/50/img0.html
> > certain statements are very impressive in those slides like "Build any
> > NetBSD platform from any POSIX environment"
> > $ uname -s -m
> > Linux i686
> > $ cd netbsd-src
> > $ ./build.sh -m sparc64 release
> > develop and test 32 bits apps on 64 bit env
> > cc -m 32
> > does FreeBSD has those two features ?
> NetBSD needs a *very* minimal set of POSIX tools to build, e.g. you can
> get away with an sh(1) utility and a pretty basic make(1) tool. They
> have really done a magnificent job at constructing a build system that
> can bootstrap itself from a tiny set of build tools.
> FreeBSD also has _some_ of the necessary build glue to do similar sort
> of stuff, but AFAIK we only support cross-building from one FreeBSD
> architecture to another FreeBSD architecture. So you need to have at
> least *some* version of FreeBSD to build another.
How about these bench vs FreeBSD?!
-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
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