minimum hardware requirement for lfs

Hong Hsu honghsu at bellatlantic.net
Mon Jul 1 07:28:36 PDT 2002


  Thanks Johan and Don,

   I will report these compilation times once I done on Pentium 90.
   -Hong


Johan Veenstra wrote:

> Don Smith wrote:
>
> > Johan Veenstra wrote:
> >>
> >> Compiling the kernel is going to take a while. But compiling glibc is
> >> probably going to take even longer (let's say 8 hours if you're lucky).
> >>
> >> It may be wise to build the stuff on a faster machine using the
> >> cross-compiling hint, and then copy the result to the p90.
> >>
> >> Johan Veenstra
> >
> > You have a problem with 8 hours? Try doing it on a 486. My usual
> > procedure is start glibc compile, go to bed, get up in the morning, see
> > that it is still running, go to work, come home and I have a brand new
> > glibc installed and ready for gcc compile ;)
> >
> > Don
>
> No problem with 8 hours. qt, kde and Openoffice take a while to compile as
> well...
>
> I was just warning Hong Hsu, because he was worrying about the kernel
> compile, while compiling the kernel is just one of the packages that takes
> a 'while' to compile (I'm not even sure Hong realised that there was more
> to LFS than compiling the kernel).
>
> A couple of years ago I gave my father my old 386-sx-16. I wonder how many
> hours ...,. never mind a quick calculation hinted towards weeks or months
> for a complete LFS.
>
> I wonder how fast the slowest machine is that was ever used to build LFS,
> and how long it took?
>
> Johan
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