Subject: make distribution: qube hangs
To: list NetBSD Cobalt <>
From: Dennis <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/30/2007 16:57:39
Hi everyone,

last week I got the HDD for the qube2, so I downloaded the last Restore 
CD from July 2006 (of course, current). The first thing I "tried" to do 
was updating the the OS to the newest current version. So I got the tar 
balls, unpacked them to /usr/src and build the toolchain.
Next thing I tried to do was build the distribution and it took too 
long, therefore, I went to bed on friday. Next morning I took a look at 
my shell and it hang, I couldn't ping the qube. So I had no chance, 
except rebooting. I started the build again and went to work. When I 
came home (around 8 hours later), it was still running, but an hour 
later it hang again. I have tried to build distribution three times now, 
and the qube freezes every time after around 6-10 hours.

I really want to get qube to build packages and, unfortunatley, I don't 
have a serial cable, so it doesn't make sense to cross compile the new 
current, because I won't be able to install it.

Has somebody build a newer restore CD or has somebody binary build of a 
newer, more stable, current?

Thank you so far!