• amoe

Compile a program for me - please!

Good evening all.

I have an old machine that runs NetBSD. I want to use it to run PLT Scheme programs. Trouble is, it has so little memory that compilation of PLT ('gmake install') takes days and days. In fact, not only does it take days and days, it eventually dies as if the process has hit a hard internal limit. The version in ports is too old for my purpose, and there's no binary packages available for NetBSD from the home page.

I've tried several things to get round this: virtualized NetBSD on my Linux box (didn't work); building a cross compiler (didn't work). At the end of my tether, I'm begging: could some kind person running i386 NetBSD 4.x build PLT for me and send me the binaries?

I'll even give you the command line to make it extra easy (it relies on you having a clean /usr/local, sorry, but I don't care if I get some other binaries:)

tar -xzf plt-4.1.4-src-unix.tgz
cd plt-4.1.4/src
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --disable-mred --enable-shared
gmake install
tar -czf ~/plt_package.tar.gz /usr/local

I know the /usr/local pollution might be unacceptable, in which case you're welcome to configure with a different prefix, though I hope to eventually use /usr/local. You could then email me plt_package.tar.gz. I'm sorry to make this request, but I have reached the end of my powers now...

  • rgba

remove the base system component


I’m digging in to pkgsrc now and I want to install, but during the installation I had chosen to install XFree86 -- just to test if X would run on my laptop (well, it worked: X ran out-of-the-box without any config). Is there any way to correctly remove XFree? It appears that pkg_delete can’t touch the base system components. The NetBSD Guide tells nothing about it either.
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  • sitlar

NFS tuning

I'm using NetBSD on an old notebook as a multipurpose server. I've installed nfsd on my NAS to let NetBSD access file archives. Samba doesn't work since NetBSD freezes than doing a memcpy to a mmap'ed file on smbfs. Unfortunately I got a very bad performance of NetBSD's nfs client.

To test the speed I use

$ dd if=/mnt/NAS/testfile of=/dev/null bs=16k

testfile is 256M zeros.

The best result on NetBSD is only 1.3Mb/s , however my desktop (2.6 linux) is doing 2.3Mb/s with same rsize=1024 on both systems. If I increase the value I get much better results on linux - up to 5.4Mb/s, but a performance loss on NetBSD - only about 500kb/s.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

NIS/NFS help

I want to set up NFS at home, and since I'm not looking forward to syncing all my UIDs (which I'll likely end up doing anyway) and keeping them synced going ahead, I probably should set up NIS too. Anybody know of a good, no-nonsense howto/reference for this? Something that would be kind to my poor, networking-challenged brain?


xdm problem

Can anyone steer me in the right direction as to how I customize my login screen? I've been following Hauke's advice but it's not working. As fair as I can tell, neither the new Xresources I've pointed my config at, nor the standard one, is being used. I still have the default "X Window System" login text.
  • soko1

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%uname -sr
%ifconfig -l
vr0 lo0
%ifconfig vr0
%ifconfig vr0 up
%ping (not ping!)
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