prebuilt environment

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Tue Aug 16 01:09:53 CEST 2005

On Mon Aug 15, 2005 at 21:27:16 +0200, Julian Stecklina wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:02:08 +0200
> Adam Lackorzynski <adam at> wrote:
> > On Mon Aug 15, 2005 at 17:58:37 +0200, Julian Stecklina wrote:
> > > is there somewhere a prebuilt build environment for Fiasco/L4-Env/
> > > DROPS? My primary development box (and in fact all PCs I own) run
> > > FreeBSD and I do not plan to switch to some GNU/Linux which most
> > > parts of the build process seem to assume. Even a Linux build would
> > > be useful to me, as I could run it using the Linuxulator.
> > 
> > There's no such build available because I guess it would not work
> > reliably in most cases.
> > When you can use Linuxulator, why doesn't it work to build everything
> > from scratch? (Not knowing any details about this.)
> This would require that I have a fully working cross-compiler
> environment rather than running drops' build tools as linux
> executables and compile with FreeBSD's native cc. I will try how far I
> get with the former, but not on my laptop that I use for work. There is
> a slight chance that I break my system compiler which would be quite
> devastating on FreeBSD.

Ok, true for the tools/surroundings, the packages itself should be
compilable with any compiler for x86, I hope.

> > Or use qemu or similar?
> I already thought of this. I could run a Linux inside qemu and NFS
> export my home directory to it. Thus I could edit on (fast) FreeBSD and
> compile on (slow, emulated) Linux.

That's what I was thinking of.

> But this is a huge waste of disk space...


> Then again I could try to get the build environment working on FreeBSD,
> which would be a benefit for all. Last time I tried it was a very
> frustrating day (hardcoded paths, depending on dynamically linked gcc,
> non-POSIXsms). Ok, if I look at the code tree at work, I guess it is a
> common evil to have non-portable build environments. ;)

Would be cool. :) Unfortunately we have no *BSD addict here so this has
never been tackled. As a hint, select the dietlibc mode in the config
and thus bootstrap/roottask. oskit and old rmgr will go sooner or later
and putting any effort there is not worth it.

Adam                 adam at

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