Subject: Re: Suggested NetBSD version for 486 install
To: Gilles Gravier <>
From: Malcolm Herbert <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/28/2005 15:56:11
On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 07:50:22AM +0200, Gilles Gravier wrote:
|It would be great to have a "Have machine X (hosted somewhere) build
|your kernel for you" type of configuration... available online. Web/PHP
|interface for choosing the components... and entering an e-mail address
|and the system builds a kernel and e-mails it to you. :)

Much more useful would be to compile the kernel with the selected
options, and email one or more floppy disc images, or even a small
.iso. Just enough stuff to boot and then pull the rest down by FTP 
or a local CD or something ...

That would be pretty cool ... and presumably you could cache kernels
that had been compiled with specific options to save on compile time.

Malcolm Herbert
Computer Support Officer
School of Geosciences
Monash University
ph 9905 4881