[Vm-dev] Building a 64-bit VM for FreeBSD

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Mon Feb 9 11:17:04 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:31:12AM +0200, Frank Shearar wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm trying to wrap my head around how to use VMMaker to generate source for
> a VM.

The Unix build instructions are included in the platforms sources:

An overview of 64-bit Squeak VM and image is here:

A slightly out of date recipe for building from source on a 64-bit unix/linux
platform is here:

You can save some steps by loading VMMaker from squeaksource.com, which
contains many of the updates in the recipe (especially steps 2 and 3):

I usually organize the build directories thus:

Then do a symlink:
  ln -s ./src32 src

Let VMMaker put the generated sources in ./src32, and do the build in ./build32.
The symlink to ./src is used by configure and make to find the sources.


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