On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 11:35:04AM -0400, Jean-Paul Natola wrote: > After failing to upgrade to 6.2, I'm taking a members advice and going > to buildworld. I have two questions. How long will it take. And do I > need to stop the other programs from running. The reason I ask is > because I use the bsd box as a mail filter. Running Exim SA and > ClamAv so I need to know how long it would take if I have to take it > off line- > > My box is a PIII 500mhz with 512 ram
I have many such machines. I noted the following numbers when recently building world and kernel on one of my VIA C3 machines at home. The numbers are more or less in line with what you can expect from a single processor, single drive (ATA) PIII system with zero load: # time make buildworld real 159m21.710s user 133m1.959s sys 21m58.076s # time make buildkernel real 3111.62s user 2637.72s sys 264.71s That works out to about 3-1/2 hours total. In your case, it looks like an overnight job unless you take if offline. Me, I prefer to build on (and install from) a separate, dedicated box. Less groaning if something goes wrong among other things. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"