[ntp:questions] Building FreeBSD V8.0 kernel for PPS
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Wed Apr 14 09:56:33 UTC 2010
Dave Baxter wrote:
> I'll try the 'build world' (Exact syntax?) thing, but perhaps this is
> becoming less than practical, as the machine is a P3/700 with only
> 256MEG of Ram, and a 15Gig drive. (A Gateway E1400, one of these...
> I was under the impression from prior comments that FreeBSD etc, was
> good for older lower power machines. But if you need turbo nutterbuster
> PC's to build it in the first place, just to enable PPS ????
When I built a linux kernel for first time (1993?) it took a
couple of days. That such a process completes successfully
was a real confidence booster. Fortunately since then the
performance of systems I've used for building has increased
faster than size of kernels/system and even buildworld isn't
a problem. What is annoying though is when a change to config
isn't picked up as an error by "configure" and expected 12hr
compile fails after 11hr+ and has to be repeated with some
logging to display the error.
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