Minimum processor requirements

eklirmr at eklirmr at
Tue Mar 2 09:40:31 PST 2004

On Sun Feb 29 2004 at 18:49:27 (-0500), Daryl Lee wrote:
> I have been trying to get 5.1pre1 built on my five year old HP 6535,
> which sports a spiffy little 466MHz Celeron processor, and an 8GB drive,
> probably of the 7200 rpm variety.  I had a timeout failure building
> glibc, which I cured by changing the TIMEOUT value in test-lfs.c.  Now
> I'm getting a timeout failure in the gcc-torture tests of gcc-3.3.2,
> which I think I will choose to ignore.  My question is, what is the
> minimum performance required by the timeouts programmed into the files?
> Anyone else using an archaic machine like mine successfully?

I recently built LFS 5.0 on a Dell Dimension H266 with a 266 MHz
processor, 128 MB RAM and a 5400 rpm hard disk and had no problems
(except for occasional boredom while the bigger stuff compiled!).



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