8-CURRENT buildworld on 6-STABLE host

Stefan Bethke stefan.bethke at hanse.de
Tue Jun 3 18:37:34 BST 2008

Am 03.06.2008 um 18:59 schrieb N.J. Mann:

> On Monday I tried to do a buildworld of 8-CURRENT on this 6-STABLE
> machine, both CVSup'ed at ~5 a.m. Monday morning, but it fails during
> the "stage 1.2: bootstrap tools" phase.  This used to work, but it is
> many months since I last tried it.  Before I start making a
> song-and-dance about this, is cross compiling like this supported?

Apparently cross-compiling from 6-stable to -current broke recently,  
and the consensus on -current seems to be that no one will be  
sufficiently motivated to fix it.  In general, cross-compiling is only  
officially supported on a recent stable, so you need to go to 7-stable  


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