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

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Feb 11 12:12:46 UTC 2009

On 11.02.2009, at 12:24, Frank Shearar wrote:

> "David T. Lewis" <lewis at mail.msen.com> writes:
>> 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:
>>  http://squeakvm.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/platforms/unix/doc/
> <snip>
>> 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.
> Thanks for the response, David.
> I still don't understand the process. (I promise, I did read the FAQ  
> and the
> 64-bit Unix Squeak pages!) OK, so there's a Subversion repository  
> for the
> Squeak VM. And there's VMMaker. Now if I run VMMaker (having first  
> created a
> ./platform/unix), I get a small number of files.

You also need to select the plugins you want to build.

> For instance, in the vm
> directory there's interp.c, interp.h and sqNamedPrims.h. These files  
> aren't
> in the svn repository.


> Should VMMaker have its "Path to generated sources" point to the  
> checked-out
> svn repository instead, so the VMMaker-generated files alter the  
> repository?

No, you delete the pre-generated src directory and replace it with  
your own generated sources.

- Bert -

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