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Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee highos at
Fri Sep 13 13:00:24 PDT 2002


On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 12:31:56PM -0700, gerard at wrote:
>   <para>It works like this: the very first package you compile in this book
>   is Bash in chapter 5 and it'll be statically linked. The time it takes to
>   compile this package will be the basis and called the SBU. All other
>   compile times are relative to the time it takes to install Bash. For
>   example, GCC-3.2 takes about 9.5 SBUs and it's proven that this number if
>   fairly consistent among a lot of different systems. So multiply 9.5 by the
>   number of seconds it takes for Bash to install (the SBU value) and you get
>   a close approximation of how long GCC will take on your system.</para>

"...this number if fairly consistent..."

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee  ( highos at linuxfromscratch dot org )
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