[blfs-dev] Some build times

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 09:04:03 PDT 2013


John Burrell wrote:
> I've just finished installing LFS-7.4-rc1 and building a
> Gnome-3.9.90  alpha desktop on it.
>
> I thought you might like to see some actual build times for some of
> the packages that take a little longer!
>
> Package     unpack build    build
>             (s)    (s)     (hrs)
>
> llvm          8     4387    1.22
> qt4           7     7443    2.07
> webkitgtk2    1    10877    3.02
> firefox      23    10033    2.79
> xulrunner    24    10477    2.91
> libreoffice  12    14821    4.12
> openjdk     229     6435    1.79
>
> The unpack time for openjdk includes the download time for icedtea, etc (8 packages).
>
> Two years ago I could go from disk partition to a Gnome desktop in 16 hrs.
>
> It's now taking nearly 18 hrs to build these 7 packages.  This can
> probably be reduced a little by optimizing the use of the cores, but
> even so if you intend to continue building Linux from source, make
> sure you get a hobby to pursue while you're waiting.

Reformatted it for you.

   -- Bruce



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