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Date:      Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:38:56 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        Christer Solskogen <christer.solskogen@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Cross building FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <20120118223856.GB14760@slackbox.erewhon.net>
In-Reply-To: <CAMVU60bM5p6mKFJyfx=qght3MK1LQoYC93ue_-KkTukEgziaYQ@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:40:02PM +0100, Christer Solskogen wrote:
> Hi!
>=20
> I've just installed FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE on my Mac Mini G4 (powerpc) -
> Can I use my other, and much faster, machine(amd64) to compile world
> and kernel to either populate /usr/obj or to generate base.txz, and
> kernel.txz?

It should be possible. See e.g. this article:
http://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2006/09/cross-building-freebsd.html

You do have to look up what the correct values of TARGET and TARGET_ARCH are
on powerpc. IIRC, the G4 is 32-bit. So according to running 'make target' in
/usr/src, it should be TARGET=3D"powerpc" and TARGET_ARCH=3D"powerpc".

If you use the DESTDIR variable on the build command line, you can put the
generated world and kernel in a separate directory, the contents of which y=
ou
can then copy (e.g. with tar|nc or with rsync) to /usr/obj on the Mac Mini.=
=20

Personally, 9.0 is the first release where I haven't bothered to build a
custom kernel, because the GENERIC kernel seems to have everything I need
built-in or available as a module. And neither have I bothered yet with
building a custom world.=20

Roland
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R.F.Smith                                   http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/
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