I have a pentium 200 with FreeBSD that I'll like to install a couple of ports to, but I don't want to compile them on that machine because of it's slow speed. Several of the ports don't have packages available so I have to compile them. I've noticed that there is a make packages in the ports Makefile, but it requires that it installs the port to be installed first. Worst yet, even if it's the same exact version that's already installed, I still have to uninstall the program which is a bad idea to have to remove a working program just to make a package that will install it on another system. I looked at the makefile, and I could run it without that by hand, but that is a big annoyance. The other problem is that I have make.conf optimized for a pentium 4, not a regular pentium so I have to recompile anyways. Also, is there anyway to easily disable or use a different file than /etc/make.conf so I don't have to edit it when cross compiling?
The last problem is that the target system is running 5.2.1 and the host is running 4.9, is ok or at least is there some way to still compile for it without setting up 5.2.1 on my target system? This is just for the ports. I don't mind having to install the /usr/src for 5.2.1 on the host system, if I can just point the ports to use that for compiling, not /usr/include and so on. -- I sense much NT in you. NT leads to Bluescreen. Bluescreen leads to downtime. Downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside. Powerful Unix is. Public Key: ftp://ftp.tallye.com/pub/lorenl_pubkey.asc Fingerprint: B3B9 D669 69C9 09EC 1BCD 835A FAF3 7A46 E4A3 280C
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