On 23/01/2008, Shawn Barnhart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > My primary FreeBSD box is a Dual P3 700 Mhz, which is dandy for my > console mode server usage but kind of blows for buildworld and kernels > when I want them done a timely fashion. I'd like to do it in a > dual-proc VM on my quad core workstation, where it gets done a lot faster. > > Is there any documentation for doing buildworld on a faster system for a > slower system? Can I just mount the slow system's /usr/src on a > mountpoint on the faster system, do the buildworld and buildkernel, and > then run the installworld and installkernel as per normal on the slow > system? It sounds too easy, so it probably is..
It is /usr/obj you want to mount across, though it will work. Assuming they're similar enough versions. Also assure yourself that their respective /etc/make.conf (and/or /etc/src.conf) files are essentially identical, or you will great sorrows have. If /usr/obj is nfs mounted on the _build_ machine it will slow down your build times absurdly, unless your network (minus overhead) is nearly as fast as your HDD controller. > > What about ports? I can usually tolerate the ports build times, so its > not a big deal, although sometimes the dependencies and larger packages > can be toe-tappers as well. > Sure, just use the package-recursive target and use pkg_add on the install machine(1). (1) details elided -- -- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"