apeiron+usenet at coitusmentis.info
Sun Mar 27 12:08:10 PST 2005
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On 2005-03-27, Alfred Perlstein scribbled these
> The actual problem is when pkg_delete is used to delete a package
> as well as when the port is "registering installation" is when it
> appears to walk the /var/db/pkg/ directory. The problem can be
> seen on my machine if you install/deinstall the deskutils/logjam
I've seen this on this box which has 700(!) or so packages installed at
all times. Installing, say, a GNOME application can take more time to
register the package than it does to build it (I've seen five minute
package registrations before). But since no one's provided a patch to
fix things (hint, hint), I'm content to use the best (albeit slow)
package management available. :)
: You can only imagine how long it took me to update to GNOME 2.10.
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pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated". -- Ken Thompson
If you ask the wrong questions, you get answers like "42" and "God".
Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly.
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