NetBSD and old hardware curiosity

Sean Conner spc at conman.org
Tue Jun 20 12:18:54 CDT 2006


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.

  -spc (Or, take the box into work for a week ... let them pay for the
	electricity 8-P




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