Aros/Developer/SelfHostedCompile

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About[edit]

The AROS Operating system is currently built using Linux and FreeBSD hosts. There has long been a significant amount interest in AROS being able to compile itself, therefore freeing the native version from Linux/FreeBSD.

In order for AROS to be able to recompile AROS, most likely the easiest path to take would be to port the existing FreeBSD/Linux build environment to AROS.

The purpose of this page is to keep track of the current state of the tools that need to be ported to AROS in order to realize the goal.

Required Tools[edit]

Here's a list of what is required to build from within AROS, and it's current port status for AROS:

GNU GCC Compiler[edit]

GCC 3.3.1 Ported. No reported problems, yet has not undergone rigorus testing.

GNU Binutils[edit]

Binutils 2.14 Ported. No known issues

GNU Fileutils[edit]

Fileutils 4.1 Ported. No reported problems, yet has not undergone rigorus testing.

GNU Textutils[edit]

Textutils 2.1 Ported. No reported problems, yet has not undergone rigorus testing.

GNU Make Utility[edit]

GNU Make 3.80 08.21.2004 Success! With updated sources from the AOS4 port, and some hacking about, a *stable* make has been generated. The make in contrib/gnu/make is slated to be removed and this will be committed in its place :-D

GNU Awk Utility[edit]

GNU Awk (GAWK) 3.1.3 Ported. No reported problems, yet has not undergone rigorus testing.

GNU Bison Utility[edit]

GNU Bison (GAWK)1.875 Ported. No reported problems, yet has not undergone rigorus testing.

Python Script Parser[edit]

Python 2.2.1 Ported. It is hoped PyAROS will work.

The NetPBM Graphics Conversion Package[edit]

NetPBM Ported. Initial tests indicate the portions of this that are needed by the AROS build system function properly.

GNU pdksh[edit]

GNU Ksh Shell Ported. However, an issue relating a workaround of the fork() function call is creating a stability problem.