Probs with FreeBSD 10- Beta/ RC and Xorg

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Dec 28 01:03:16 UTC 2013

On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:55 +0100, Lokadamus wrote:
> Compile xorg from ports needs 2 days to compile on my old P4- 3GHz. This 
> is not an Option. :(

Excuse my question - is this _for real_? I've been using a P4 2 GHz
for many years and didn't have such high compile times. Yes, sure,
compiling stuff like or OpenOffice may take some hours, even
the OS needs few hours, and a kernel half an hour, but TWO DAYS
really sounds too high...

I've been compiling a FreeBSD v4 OS on a 150 MHz Pentium ("P1")
with 64 MB (Megabytes!) RAM once which required almost 24 hours.
But the time invested was _well_ invested: When everything was
installed, configured, tweaked and tuned, that particular system
would run X, WindowMaker, xmms (MP3 player), mplayer (video),
Opera (web browser), wget and some new compile jobs _at the same
time_ without "skipping audio" - the thing many users of "modern"
computers seem to complain when they move a window across the
screen - and the web browser and GUI still being fully responsive.
>From today's point of view, that sounds like magic. :-)

Of course, you're talking about _today's_ which might be much
more voluminous than 5 years ago. On the other hand, what
about the modularity? isn't a steaming pile of source code
anymore, there are many optional parts.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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