[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 20:50:17 CST 2006

On 12/27/06, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 11:12:57AM -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> > It took me 43 minutes to build irssi and my Ultra 1 was busy at the
> > time, and this is a new install with few other packages built.
> Indeed. I compile software all the time on my 200Mhz US-I U2 and it doesn't
> take anywhere near as long as 3 hours for fairly complex software like
> postfix and dovecot.
> Some suggestions for the OP:
> - make sure your filesystems are mounted with softdeps enabled
> - pass -pipe to gcc (put "COPTS+=-pipe" in /etc/mk.conf) - it prevents gcc
>   creating unnecessary temporary files on disk, speeding up compilation
> - make sure you have enough RAM - 64-bit LP systems _love_ RAM
> -mj
> --
> Michael-John Turner | http://mjturner.net/
> mj at turner.org.za    | Open Source in WC ZA - http://www.clug.org.za/
> _______________________________________________
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

The machine is an Ultra 1 @ 175 Mhz and 64 MB of RAM. I'm sure RAM is
really the bottleneck here.

Another reason it took so long was that, as I said, it had to compile
a lot of dependencies. I believe that was the first thing I had
compiled on that machine (shows my priorities). Anyway, that box
blazes compared to the PII, 32 MB laptop I just installed FreeBSD on.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

More information about the rescue mailing list