Using a fast PC for builds for slow PC

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Mon Aug 4 00:44:24 PDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 03:01:26AM +0000, How Can ThisBe wrote:
> I have two PC, a PIII 700 and a P100 (with only 24meg RAM). I would like to 
> use
> the faster PC for doing make buildworld and make buildkernel KERNCONF=XYZ.
> Then somehow do the install onto the slower PC. The slower PC is running as 
> a
> router and httpd server. The faster PC is running very a different set-up 
> however
> they are both running 5.1-RELEASE.
> Is this possible?
IIRC this is covered in the handbook somewhere.  A solution is to mount
the /usr/src tree on your PIII from the p100 using NFS and then after
building the world on the pIII, install the world on the p100.  This is
v oversimplified and I haven't done it for a long time, so check the
handbook for more.  I'll try and find it now...

Ok that wasn't too painful, it's in chapter 21/cutting edge:



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