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Re: Where do the mac68k packages on ftp.netbsd.org come from?

Given how long my Power Mac 9500/180 takes to just "make clean" on
pkgsrc (more than 24 hours), I'd say you'd probably have more luck
crosscompiling.  It's less a function of the computers being slower
than we remembered than it is one of the compilers and other
userland having grown large enough to fit modern desktop machines
in the past few years.  I'm finding the macppc port to be almost
unusably slow on 604e machines, which definitely wasn't the case a
few years ago.  On a 68040, I think you're probably looking at
a big problem. :-)

Disk access time may be a big factor in that, though, in which
case a nice fast NFS server might actually improve things quite a

That said, one of my pet "back burner" projects is to make a cheap
rackmount case for LC motherboards (all the "pizza-box" style ones
have the same basic outline, so it should work for all of them),
since they make OK DNS/mail servers.  If anyone knows a good way
to do that, let me know (Protocase is nice for a lot of projects,
but sadly not this one because it's not super-cheap and doesn't
do bends the way I'd need).  I know someone did something similar
for original iMac motherboards a long time ago (Marathon Computing
or something similar?).

- Dave

On Mar 27, 2013, at 9:03 AM, Karsten Kruse <tecneeq%tecneeq.de@localhost> wrote:

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> Hi,
> i wonder, is there a farm of beefy 68k machines somewhere that are
> started a few weeks before a possible release to compile the packages?
> Or are they crosscompiled like the system?
> I'm discussing the possible benefits and implementation of a stack of
> cheap, yet powerful 68k boxes to compile packages faster.
> Imagine a stack of LC475/Q605 with 68040 at 40 MHz and 132 MB Ram,
> netbooting NetBSD from a fast server and running distcc to compile
> packages. :)
> MFG,
> Karsten Kruse
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