On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Nick Cunningham <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2009/1/20 Alejandro <email@example.com>
>> 2009/1/20 Volker Armin Hemmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> On Dienstag 20 Januar 2009, Grant Edwards wrote:
>>> > I'm in the process of installing Gentoo on a rather old
>>> > machine. It's an old HP Pavilion with a 450MHz Celeron
>>> > Mendocino and 256MB of PC133 SDRAM. I'm using an nVidia PCI
>>> > FX6200 video board instead of the i810 on-board chip, and it's
>>> > got a decent hard drive (160GB).
>>> > I was wondering if there were any particular tips/tricks for
>>> > getting the best performance out of such a machine. It's to be
>>> > used for basic word processing and a few games. Hopefully the
>>> > nVidia 6200 will allow OpenGL to run fast enough for something
>>> > like TuxRacer.
>>> > I chose XFCE for the desktop along with both Abiword and
>>> > OpenOffice. I probably should have installed OOo from a binary
>>> > package, but I decided to build it just to see how long it
>>> > would take (so far it's at about 26 hours and counting).
>>> if you don't need any special features, kde+koffice needs less ram than
>>> And installing ooo from source is unsupport. The build breaks all the
>>> time and
>>> you don't get anything from it. All it does is starting a second faster.
>>> does not need less ram nor does it run faster.
>> "installing ooo from source is unsupport" How is this? Maybe you
>> missundertand i think he run emerge openoffice and not openoffice-bin
> I believe he means that generally speaking, trying to build OO from source
> on a low-end (and especially low RAM) machine is ill-advised and can often
> be the cause of build failures as OO is well known to require a lot of RAM
> and hdd space while it compiles.
> - Nick
I know it needs 5gb+ of tmpdir space, but compiling it with 256mb may