Portsnap vs CSup
amvandemore at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 16:07:35 PDT 2009
Charles Howse wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2009, at 2:13 PM, Adam Vandemore wrote:
>> freebsd-update is another matter though. Base system security
>> updates are distributed via that channel(binary updates) so it's a
>> good idea to run that regularly.
> I just noticed the description in the man page for freebsd-update:
> ..."Note that updates are only available if they are being built for
> the FreeBSD release and architecture being used; in particular, the
> FreeBSD Security Team only builds updates for releases shipped in
> binary form by the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team, e.g., FreeBSD
> 6.1-RELEASE and FreeBSD 6.2-RC1, but not FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE or FreeBSD
> Is this saying that I can't get a binary upgrade for 6.4-STABLE?
> (You would not believe how long the make world process takes on a
> Pentium 200!!)
Not that it's going to help a tremendous amount but a
make -j 2 buildworld
may help a bit. There's also some tips on the handbook page for
speeding up the process. It would still be a long wait even if you used
every optimization technique available.
IIRC 2 jobs per core is the optimum level, and building system sources
is the only place I've had any with multiple jobs. Multiple jobs w/
gmake under FBSD is basically worthless in my experience and even with
BSD make's -B flag results not good.
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