[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Wed Dec 27 21:06:55 CST 2006

On Dec 27, 2006, at 8:50 PM, John Floren wrote:

> 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/
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> 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.

Trade you a PII with 32MB for a P166 with 96MB running OpenBSD.

Or how about a 110mhz RDI Powerlite with 32M running Damn Small Linux?

Mike Hebel
Repeated tragedies, repeated pain, the wishes of man are so strong and 
yet so frail and weak. To live, to stay alive, who would have known 
survival was this hard...this painful? I must choose. I must make the 
choice, in the moment that intertwines life and death. Can I choose to 
remain a human? - Vash

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