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Re: build OpenBSD on Linux
On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 08:51:30AM +0200, Slabbert, C. (Clinton) wrote:
> Not to be rude, but how do you think operating systems are created?
> OpenBSD had to be compiled on another platform before it could be further
> developed on OpenBSD.
> Almost like the chicken and egg thing ...
Well, OpenBSD is a split from NetBSD so they never really had to
cross-compile from another OS.
They do however have a cross-compile setup they use when porting
to new platforms. That's how they started the hppa port from i386.
The thing is that they don't maintain it after the platform is
But if the OP wants it. NetBSD has gone totally the cross-compile
way. Did I heard you could compile NetBSD from Darwin? Maybe you
can from Linux.
But this gives you that people on port-vax@netbsd have been trying
to self-compile NetBSD/vax for a few month without success because
the latest NetBSD versions were all cross-compiled and it had broken
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mayuresh Kathe [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 12 February 2004 08:37
> To: Joe Cao
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: build OpenBSD on Linux
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Joe Cao wrote:
> > Can I build OpenBSD on a Linux platform? How to setup the environment?
> How do you expect to do that?
> They are two totally different OSs.
Hugo Villeneuve <hugo@EINTR.net>