freebsd-update and archs
cperciva at freebsd.org
Sat Jan 21 12:23:23 UTC 2012
On 01/21/12 04:15, Christer Solskogen wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Colin Percival <cperciva at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> We don't have suitable build hardware for other architectures, and there are
>> some problems with release cross-building which aren't fixed yet.
> I found out that building ppc with TARGET= worked nicely on 9.0-RELEASE.
> Do you know what problems? Maybe I can help.
IIRC there were some data files (fortunes? magic? something like that...)
which had platform-specific formats (presumably pointer size and endianness
issues) and didn't have properly crossing build tools. It's possible that
these have been fixed by now, though.
Try doing a release cross-build and compare it against a non-crossed release
build; extract the built tarballs and send me a list of which ones aren't
identical. I know which files "normally" build differently so I can look over
the list and tell you if there's something which shouldn't be there.
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