NetBSD and old hardware curiosity

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Thu Jun 22 08:32:01 CDT 2006

Chuck Guzis wrote:
> 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?

Or longer.

I tend to cross-build.  NetBSD's cross-build environment is pretty robust.

Peace...  Sridhar

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