On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 11:58:50PM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Wes Peters writes:
> : Peter Jeremy wrote:
> : >  I don't think there's a lot of `build once, install on lots of
> : > different hardware', though I could be wrong.
> : Most certainly wrong for those using FreeBSD for embedded devices. I,
> : for instance, build on nice, fast Athlons, then install in devices
> : ranging from 500 Mhz K6-2s all the way down to 266 Mhz Geodes. We can
> : always do multiple library builds and select the correct .so as we
> : build an install image for a particular platform, but it sure makes the
> : process longer and more error-prone.
> : You should see sshd key generation crawl on a Geode 266 with no keyboard
> : to bang on. ;^)
> I do the build once, install many times all the time. I have a fast
> 4.2-stable box that I do the build on. I then do the installworld on
> a slower (ppro 200) -current box, my laptop, my router box, and other
> misc boxes in my house. Sometimes this build is current and other
> times it is -stable.
> I use it to make sure that the 4.x upgrade path to current works. :-)
Well, these are both 686-class machines so it doesn't strictly apply
to what we were talking about.