NetBSD and old hardware curiosity
pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Jun 20 12:57:24 CDT 2006
On Tuesday 20 June 2006 13:12, Sean Conner wrote:
> It was thus said that the Great Chuck Guzis once stated:
> > After watching an 800MHz P3 system build Gnome (and its dependent
> > packages) on a NetBSD system, I got to wondering how usable NetBSD
> > is on older slower hardware, such as MicroVAX II.
> > If you want to build Perl or X or the kernel, what do you do?
> > Start the make and come back in a week?
> If I was real concerned about speed, I would use a modern PC (read:
> over 3GHz) and set up GCC for cross-compilation to the target
> architecture. Probably not for the feight of heart though.
Actually, NetBSD makes cross-compiling really easy. I've set this up by
hand before, and it's way more complicated than the NetBSD build system
makes it. I did this while compiling test kernels for a Sun3 box,
using an Netbsd/x86_64 system.
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