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Date:      Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:38:17 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <>
To:        Ryan Noll <>
Subject:   Re: how to speed up port make??
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On 25 July 2012, at 23:04, Ryan Noll wrote:

> Hello,
> On Jul 25, 2012 7:34 PM, "Chad Perrin" <> wrote:
>> You kids have got it easy.  I used to have to compile by hand with a pair
>> of tweezers, bar copper wire, a magnifying glass, and a potato with two
>> pieces of metal stuck in it as a power source.
> Ha-ha... Ah those were the days..., but does anyone remember the "old" way
> of building the kernel in the 2.2.8 days? I was just getting started doing
> the basic system setup/admin things in those days. Back then (1998 or so) I
> did not have access to broadband, so I did not even update the sources back
> then, but I knew that it was a good idea to remove devices from the GENERIC
> kernel that I did not have--thanks to the book by Greg Lehey. (Even though
> the version of "The Complete FreeBSD" I bought is so out of date I cannot
> bring myself to throw it away--it was my guide back in those days.)
> Does anyone else remember "The Complete FreeBSD"?

Its sitting in my bookshelf. Its pretty worn out though.

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