On Sunday 04 April 2004 05:24 pm, you wrote: > > But I guess I'm not completely convinced that it'll take far less > > time. I started the K3b port install Friday evening... I'm on about > > the third iteration of portupgrade, and each iteration is an > > _extremely_ long process on this old 350 MHz system with 211+ ports. > > Several of the port installs require input from the console to > > continue, so I've been friggin' chained to this desk all weekend > > long. Too much work, too much time! > > I understand that problem. I have a P-II 400 that I don't build anything > on because it takes so long. I did the portupgrade -rf expat2 on an AMD > 2400+ XP and complained because it ran for 13 hours. If you use ratios, > which don't always apply, your 350 is close to 16x slower. It is 8x by > the clock and 2x for hardware speed ups.
Whew! It took almost a month, but I think I made it - well, almost... I've had an unbelievable string of mishaps (UPS died, travel, etc, etc). I re-started 'portupgrade -rf textpproc/expat2' Thursday, and early this morning was able to startx & see KDE 3.2 for the first time - about a 3 day process to build on this 350 MHz machine. I say "almost" because two ports are still hosed: samba and openoffice. I'm thinking the best strategy from here is to remove these ports & re-install as pre-built packages... any analysis or comments on this approach? Best Rgds, Jay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"