Subject: Re: www/firefox on NetBSD/m68k ?
To: Tim & Alethea Larson <email@example.com>
From: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/11/2006 14:23:53
> How could I monitor this? I've been building fairly steadily and been up for
> 42 days this time. I know some people had reported problems but I haven't
> experienced any on my (relatively lightly used) machines.
You can look at the "RES" size reported in top for any of the kernel
tasks, such as ioflush or reaper. On an Amiga running NetBSD 1.6.2 with
256 megs of memory, usage never exceeds 50 megs or so. On a NetBSD 3
machine with 128 megs, it hovers around 20-30 megs.
>> On netbsd-3, I see this problem:
> I have not been able to get gtk2 to compile, but cannot remember the exact
> error. The "pixops" does sound vaguely familiar though, and I do recall it
> was reported as an internal compiler error.
> Try building the firefox-gtk1 package; that's the one I was working on, since
> all the prereqs built OK. I did have to putz with the gdk-pixbuf build - had
> a missing symlink - but it worked.
That's running now.
I never got any NetBSD 2 packages built because of the kernel memory
consumption problem, but I have plenty of 1.6.2 and 3 packages which I
will upload to the NetBSD server sometime soon. I can't upload your NetBSD
2 packages, but I can host them if you need a space for them.