[sane-devel] Thoughts on compilation

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning@meier-geinitz.de
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 19:59:33 +0100


On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 04:42:38PM +0000, jim.george@blueyonder.co.uk wrote:
> However one comment you made worried me...compilation taking minutes
> or seconds?  Mine ran for hours literaly 2-3 hours!  I have a Pentium
> III with 288MB.

Looks suspicous. I just tried with my Athlon 1.4:
: cd sane-backends
: make distclean
: ./configure
: time make
real   3m27.477s
user   2m46.220s
sys    0m25.920s

My Celeron 366 is slower, but the compilation time is also in the
range of minutes. I tried a 486/66 with 8 MB of RAM some month ago.
This took hours (if not days) :-)

> 	What can be going wrong?

Maybe a slow hard disc?