Re: web based kernel compile

Aaron T Porter (
Mon, 4 May 1998 10:50:50 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 4 May 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:

> > I am thinking seriously of doing a web/eMail based forms interface to kernel
> > compilation. The idea would be if you wanted to build the latest and greatest,
> > you'd head over to this web site, fill out the forms (or send an appropriate
> > .config file) and in a short while, the site would either eMail you your fresh new
> > kernel or tell you that it is ready and make it available for download.
> It *might* be nice, but you are probably going to toast that machine.

If instead of a compile-on-demand you combined it with an archive
of some sort and did "compile if not found" deleting kernels that haven't
been accessed in say a week... could be quite doable, considering the
number of "generic" kernels many people use (eg i586.ne2k.ide).

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