how to speed up port make??

Chad Perrin perrin at
Thu Jul 26 20:30:44 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04:27PM -0700, Ryan Noll wrote:
> Hello,
> On Jul 25, 2012 7:34 PM, "Chad Perrin" <perrin at> wrote:
> > You kids have got it easy.  I used to have to compile by hand with a pair
> > of tweezers, bar copper wire, a magnifying glass, and a potato with two
> > pieces of metal stuck in it as a power source.
> Ha-ha... Ah those were the days..., but does anyone remember the "old" way
> of building the kernel in the 2.2.8 days? I was just getting started doing
> the basic system setup/admin things in those days. Back then (1998 or so) I
> did not have access to broadband, so I did not even update the sources back
> then, but I knew that it was a good idea to remove devices from the GENERIC
> kernel that I did not have--thanks to the book by Greg Lehey. (Even though
> the version of "The Complete FreeBSD" I bought is so out of date I cannot
> bring myself to throw it away--it was my guide back in those days.)
> Does anyone else remember "The Complete FreeBSD"?

I have the fourth edition.  I imagine that's not as old as yours.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list