11 Hour Installs on KDE?

David Loszewski lists at bsdadmins.net
Sat Jun 28 14:35:00 PDT 2003

This is the funniest thing I have ever read Bill, hilarious.  You just made
my day :-D

Anyways, Bill along with all the other guys are right, it's huge which is
why it takes so long to compile, however if you install it through
/stand/sysinstall it'll take like 10 minutes to install because it's
precompiled for that version of FreeBSD.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Moran" <wmoran at potentialtech.com>
To: "Joe Pokupec" <joepok at ninestar.com>
Cc: "Free BSD List" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: 11 Hour Installs on KDE?

> Joe Pokupec wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I installed 5.1 on 2 separate machines yesterday. After the general
> > (which included all the Ports), I went to /usr/ports/x11/kde3 and did a:
> What are these machines?  Processor?  RAM?
> > make install clean after reading tfm.
> >
> > The install has been going for over 11 hours now. It's not hung up, the
> > is scrolling by... On both machines...
> >
> > Is there something I should know?
> Yes, KDE is big ... Huge ... Like ... try to imagine more code than you
> could ever imagine, and KDE might actually be bigger than that.  See ...
> if you took the empire state building and put the statue of liberty on top
> of it and put them both underneath the New River Gorge Bridge, the space
> left over wouldn't be as big as KDE.  If you took all the code in KDE and
> laid it end to end it would reach all the way to the sun, catch on fire
> burn your house down (although it would take 8 minutes for the fire to get
> from the sun to your house, so you'd probably be able to get out in time)
> The upshot is that KDE could easily take several days to compile if you're
> dealing with less than hefty hardware.  Let us know the details of the
> hardware and we'll make some guesses on how long it should take to
> > I can re-install 5.1, 5.0, or any version on these machines if
> > but I'm somewhat curious about this huge length of install time...
> I doubt the version of FreeBSD is the cause.  Use ALT+F2 to switch to
> another console on one of the machines and run "top" to get an idea of
> what's causing the problem.  If the build process is causing a lot of
> swapping, it's probably going to take 6 or 7 years for KDE to build.
> <disclaimer>
> I am not an insurance salesman, if your house burns down due to anything
> you've read in this email, I make no guarantees that your homeowner's
> policy will cover it.
> I'm also not responsible for personal injury or damage to the statue of
> liberty caused by trying to balance it on top of the empire state
> (I still say that damn thing sways when the wind blows!)
> Do not try this at home.  Offer void where prohibited.
> </disclaimer>
> -- 
> Bill Moran
> Potential Technologies
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