buildworld inquiry

Eric Crist mnslinky at
Fri Jul 6 15:53:14 UTC 2007

On Jul 6, 2007, at 10:35 AMJul 6, 2007, Jean-Paul Natola wrote:

> Hi all,
> After failing to upgrade to 6.2 , I'm taking a members advice and  
> going to
> buildworld-
> I have two questions-
> How long will it take-
> And do I need to stop the other programs from running -
> The reason I ask is because I use the bsd box as a mail filter
> Running Exim SA and ClamAv so I need to know how long it would take  
> if I have
> to take it off line-
> My box is a PIII 500mhz with 512 ram
> Filesystem                    Size    Used   Avail Capacity   
> Mounted on
> /dev/ad0s1a                   248M     90M    138M    40%    /
> devfs                         1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
> /dev/ad0s1e                   248M    4.9M    223M     2%    /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1f                   4.9G    1.7G    2.8G    38%    /usr
> /dev/ad0s1d                   248M    128M    100M    56%    /var


You don't need to take the box offline, although it may slow things  
down a tad bit.  You're probably looking at an overnight event for  
the buildworld.  Make sure you buildkernel as well.

Alternatively, you *could* buildworld/kernel on a second box, NFS  
mount the /usr/src and /usr/obj directories and installworld/kernel  
from there.  We have ~30 similar FreeBSD systems and one build box.   
Kinda helps us stay consistent, etc.

Eric Crist

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