On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 11:58:50PM -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Wes Peters writes:
> : Peter Jeremy wrote:
> : > [1] 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.


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