Making world and other questions

Mark Ovens marko at
Wed Sep 27 01:07:56 BST 2000

On Tue, Sep 26, 2000 at 09:43:39PM +0100, George Richard Russell wrote:
> I want to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1, and would like a little help along
> the way.

That's what we're here for.

> Some of the handbook instructions are confusing to me.

OK, fair enough.

> Last time, I just did make world, made a new kernel, rebooted and went
> down on flames.

A more verbose description than "went down on flames" would help here;
compiler errors?

> I have a 800Mhz Athlon with 128Mb RAM and 20Gb disc space, so compiling
> world takes about an hour ;-)

Hmm, if you want me to help, don't wind me up (my last buildworld took
9152.7 secs) ;-)

> I need this to run StarOffice 5.2 in Linux emulation.

What, an 800Mhz Athlon with 128Mb RAM and 20Gb disc space? Works for me on
a K6-233/64MB/4.5GB.

> So far - I have updated my source from cvs.
> I have made buildworld , but not a new kernel.

OK, again, more detailed info is needed. Where did it go tits-up?, what
commands did you run?, compiler output?, did you follow the instructions in
/usr/src/UPDATING? The correct way to source u/g (especially from 4.0 ->
4.1) is (taken from UPDATING):

        To update from 4.0-RELEASE or later to the most current
        make buildworld
        make buildkernel KERNEL=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
        make installkernel KERNEL=YOUR_KERNEL_HERE
        reboot	(in single user)
        make installworld

> What should I do next (cautious advice if possible - there is no backup
> media bigger than 1.44Mb ;-) but, otoh, no really important stuff
> either. Just a CivCTP saved game or two.

> Other questions
> How do I modify a ports configuation before it is compiled? eg, make Qt
> 2 link in gif, licq use its KDE2 gui rather than Qt only, and get vim to
> compile a gtk front end?

I'm not sure what you're asking here. The ports should build all
dependencies for a program.

> Has anyone ever heard of VIA 82C686 AC97 Audio? Its an on board audio
> controller I have, is there any support? It wasn't under Linux, at
> least, not working but detected once.

This I don't know. Check the mail archives for -questions and -multimedia.

OK, so if you give us some technical info we'll be more than happy to help
you get up and running.

> George Russell
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