Subject: Re: why do we do it
To: Nino Dehne <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/2005 01:25:25
On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Nino Dehne wrote:

> Erik Bertelsen wrote:
> > I have an old DECStation 5000/133 that where I rebuild netbsd-current from
> > time to time.
> > started: Fri Aug 12 12:01:56 CEST 2005
> > ended: Sat Aug 20 19:16:05 CEST 2005
> Hi,
> I can understand doing it _once_ for the fun of it. But more than once?
> I applaud your patience :)
> Seriously, I run some slow platforms myself (AXPpci33, SPARCstation 2,
> 040/25 Amiga) but I only build their worlds on an i386 box that can do
> it in some hours. Is there a real reason to not cross-build?

Bit rot? If not used, it will break in time. Such as the VAX port, which
actually can't run through, and haven't been able in several
years, and which don't show up when you do a cross-build.


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