Build CoreCLR on NetBSD
This guide will walk you through building CoreCLR on NetBSD. We'll start by showing how to set up your environment from scratch.
These instructions are written on NetBSD 7.x on the amd64 platform, since that's the release the team uses.
Older releases aren't supported because building CoreCLR requires the modern LLVM stack (Clang, libunwind, and LLDB) that is developed against the NetBSD-7.x branch.
Pull Requests are welcome to address other ports (like i386 or evbarm) as long as they don't break the ability to use NetBSD/amd64.
Minimum RAM required to build is 1GB.
The pkgsrc framework is required to build .NET projects on NetBSD. Minimal pkgsrc version required is 2016Q1.
Fetch pkgsrc and install to the system. By default it's done in the /usr directory as root:
ftp -o- ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/stable/pkgsrc.tar.gz | tar -zxpf- -C /usr
The .NET projects are tracked in pkgsrc-wip.
In order to use pkgsrc-wip, git must be installed:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/devel/git-base && make install
To access resources over SSL link, mozilla-rootcerts must be installed:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/security/mozilla-rootcerts && make install
And follow the MESSAGE commands to finish the installation.
Type the following command to fetch the pkgsrc-wip sources:
cd /usr/pkgsrc git clone --depth 1 git://wip.pkgsrc.org/pkgsrc-wip.git wip
Then install the CoreCLR package you need:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/coreclr-git make install
CoreCLR is installed in
/usr/pkg/CoreCLR subdirectory by default.
To run PAL tests on NetBSD, use the
make test in the coreclr-git package from pkgsrc-wip:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/coreclr-git make test
The CoreFX package is located in pkgsrc-wip as corefx-git. In order to build it you need to perform the following command:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/corefx-git make
At the moment there is no install or test target in the pkgsrc framework.
The steps to run CoreFX managed code tests:
Build CoreCLR (with pkgsrc-wip/coreclr-git) on NetBSD x64, Debug and install the Product dir to /usr/pkg/CoreCLR:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/coreclr-git && make install
Build CoreFX native x64 Debug and the work (build) dir is in /usr/pkgsrc/wip/corefx-git/work/corefx:
cd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/corefx-git && make
Build CoreCLR Debug x64 on Linux and copy System.Private.CoreLib.dll from ./bin/Product/Linux.x64.Debug/System.Private.CoreLib.dll to NetBSD machine under /usr/pkg/CoreCLR:
./build.sh mscorlib Debug
Build CoreFX Debug x64 on Linux and copy bin/ to NetBSD machine under /public/bin:
./build-native.sh -os=NetBSD ./build-managed.sh NetBSD -SkipTests
$ pwd /usr/pkgsrc/wip/corefx-git/work/corefx $ ./run-test.sh \ --coreclr-bins /usr/pkg/CoreCLR/ \ --mscorlib-bins /usr/pkg/CoreCLR/ \ --corefx-tests /public/bin/tests/NetBSD.AnyCPU.Debug/ \ --corefx-native-bins ./bin/NetBSD.x64.Debug/Native/