Fresh install won't compile requirement libraries for cvsup

Andrew Falanga af300wsm at
Wed Jun 13 13:32:49 UTC 2007

On 6/13/07, Ian Smith <smithi at> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 10:02:38 -0600 Andrew Falanga <af300wsm at> wrote:
>  > a hard hang.  Nothing worked.  I could not even Alt+<num> to a
>  > different pseudo terminal.  The system just hard hanged.  I rebooted
>  > and tried the install again with the same result.
> At the same place?  If so, I'd tend to suspect memory rather than cpu.

No it did not stop at the same place.  I still suspect memory versus
the cpu, especially considering that, apparently, there were several
generations of the K6.  I didn't know this.  For several years, I did
not have the time or money to play with hardware and therefore lost
touch with much of the hardware that was out there.

>  > I'm wondering if it could be hardware, specifically memory.  I've
>  > never seen a FreeBSD, OpenBSD or Linux (for that matter) hard hang on
>  > program compilation apart from hardware problems.  Also of particular
> [..]
>  > System configuration is as follows:
>  >
>  > AMD K6 700mHz
>  > 256mb RAM (PC 133)
>  > 13gb HDD
> 700MHz?  Please show us the line from your /var/run/dmesg.boot showing
> the exact cpu and clock.  This will also indicate features & stepping
> that should pinpoint the cpu model.  From one 4.10 system hereabouts:
>  CPU: AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor (400.91-MHz 586-class CPU)
>    Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x58c  Stepping = 12
>    Features=0x8021bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8,PGE,MMX>
>    AMD Features=0x80000800<SYSCALL,3DNow!>
>  real memory  = 134152192 (131008K bytes)
> That's a K6-2, though it doesn't say so there.  From memory, the fastest
> ever K6-2 was ~550MHz, but people did tend to wildly overclock them ..

I will provide this info., hopefully tonight when I get home.  I'm
pretty sure this was never over clocked.  It was the secretaries
computer of the church I attend.  I'm working on remaking the system
into a web server as the secretary was just given a laptop.

> As others have mentioned, K6s don't like running too hot.  I nurse two,
> the 400 and a 450MHz box that run forever as long as the cpu fan is ok.
> And when they do overheat, they'll freeze, but I've never actually seen
> one damaged (as opposed to a couple of fried P3s of similar vintage)
> If you really are running it at 700MHz (at what bus speed setting?) then
> I'd treat it to a new heat sink with fresh thermal paste and a BIG fan.

Ok, sounds good.  I'll see what I can find for this CPU.

> And sure it's best to run matched-speed memory.  Your BIOS probably lets
> you play with wait states and such, but the basic PCI bus speed might be
> something weird if you've managed to crank the cpu up to 700MHz ..

How do wait states relate to memory speed?  Please enlighten me.  I
have an idea, but I'm only theorizing, I'd like to know what it really
means.  If it's more in depth than one would like to type in a
response, sending a link is fine.  I learned quite a bit on the "Sig
11" links given earlier.


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