This is about FreeBSD 3.3 but it takes a while to get there.
Well, I just got some new hardware and was excited about installing
the latest FreeBSD release. The only catch is that memory prices
skyrocked and I could not afford the PC-100 RAM that I wanted.
I installed 128MB of 60ns EDO Simms but was having various problems
and I had to clock down the processor in order to get the system to
run stable. At least I thought it was stable.
I downloaded the iso image of 3.3-Release and installed it just fine.
I compiled apache for a test of stability and everything went well.
I then backed up and tried to build mod_perl and apache together but
got errors in the configure step. Thinking this was hardware related
I clocked the precessor even slower. Next time the errors occured
during the make. I did a clean install of 3.3 again at the slower
clock speed but mod_perl and apache would not build. The compiler
would halt with different errors each time I tried.
Next I was able to dig up some 128MB EDO ECC DIMMs and went though
the whole process again. Still, mod_perl would not build.
Finally I decided for some reason to go back to FreeBSD 3.2 and give
it a try. The bottom line is that with 3.2 and my hardware running
at full speed I have a stable system and mod_perl builds without
Either the iso image or CD copy is bad or there are major problems
with FreeBSD 3.3
Has anyone else experienced problems like this with 3.3?