To answer your question number 1. I have done it both ways and I have not seen any performance gain building things by hand. Time is money, so using an pre-built port which is called an package is all ways my first choose. If the port I want does not have package then I use the port. Only at times when the port environment is in flux being updated for new released of FBSD am I forced to do ports by hand.
To answer your question number 2 & 3 in an generic way. The port collection is currently going through an upgrade to support FBSD version 5.2 and at times like this it is very common to have mis-matches on the release levels of dependants required by the primary port. FBSD only has a single port system that they try to keep current with bleeding edge version of FBSD. Sure it would be nice if each production release of FBSD had it's own unique port system which is frozen once all the ports are working for that FBSD version, but that is not going to happen, so learn to live with it like the rest of us do. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Bert Lagaisse Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 8:13 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: performance gain by compiling ports and kernel / java issues Hey, 1) I now use the pre-build ports and kernel. (4.9-Release) What performance-gain do I obtain by building my own kernel and compiling the ports ? (the system is a PIII 500 Mhz with 512 MB ram) Does the extra work and efforts compare to the gain ? 2) Installing Eclipse on my box drives me completely nuts. The dependencies of the package requires: the diablo jdk, apache ant ... But during installing apache-ant it also wanted jdk 1.2.2, which requires linux-blackdown jdk. 3 jdk's needed ? Or am I wrong ? www.freebsd.org/java doesn't help me. The automatic installation procedure of eclipse got interrupted because the sun jdk package needs manual download. Did that affect my systems consistency ? Thanx in advance Bert (PS: Since I've subscribed for this list, I receive a lot of virus mails. Am I the only one ?) -- Bert Lagaisse K.U.Leuven, Dept. computer science Address: Celestijnenlaan 200A 3001 Heverlee Belgium Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel: +32 16 32 78 24 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"