portupgrade ideas page
lev at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jun 7 01:34:02 PDT 2006
Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
>> SM> Portupgrade ideas page was created on our wiki server:
>> SM> http://wiki.freebsd.org/portupgrade
>> SM> I would like to hear your ideas, wishes and comments.
>> Parallel download/build. I ahve bunch of not-so-fast computers (started with iP-II-266) on not-so-fast internet connections (from 256Kbit ADSL to 33.6 modem line). And when here are many ports to upgrade AND download (because it is not port revision change, but real upgrade of software) it will be much faster to download NEXT distfile for port to upgrade when build current one.
> I think it's great, but I'm not sure I'll do it soon.
> But I plan to implement some locking mechanism to allow to run a few
> portupgrade processes safely.
It should be sophisticated lock mechanism, to prevent build depended
ports before dependee ones.
// Lev Serebryakov
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