Using a fast PC for builds for slow PC

Otterr otterr at
Mon Aug 4 03:36:38 PDT 2003

And maybe /usr/obj as well, depending on LAN bandwidth and drive

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From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Jez Hancock
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 3:44 AM
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Subject: Re: Using a fast PC for builds for slow PC

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
> 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
> 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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