binary updates for firefox and chromium?

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Fri Feb 1 08:30:30 UTC 2013

On 01/31/2013 10:50 PM, Peter Vereshagin wrote:
> Hello.
> 2013/01/31 21:42:50 +0000 Walter Hurry <walterhurry at> => To freebsd-questions at :
> WH> > WH> What, for example, is the problem with compiling Firefox 18 from the
> WH> > port?
> WH> > WH>
> WH> > WH> It takes about an hour to compile on my main box (9.1 Release on-
> WH> > WH> x86_64), which has nothing special at all by way of hardware.
> WH> >
> WH> > It use to take me a day (~20h) to rebuild each of: www/firefox,
> WH> > www.seamonkey, mail/thunderbird.
> WH>
> WH> 20h? What on earth is your hardware?
> Neither hurry nor x86_64.
> But the browser performance is satisfactory.
> Thank you.

On a 8 year old laptop with celeron 1,6GHz processor and 2GB RAM it takes 
about 10 hours to rebuild firefox and thunderbird.
Performance is great for working, but when updating the ports I leave it 
building over night.
Lately I have been able to use a server at work for package building with 
poudriere which works very well.

I guess FreeBSD people are close to having a new package infrastructure and 
look forward to this.

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