Limitations of Ports System
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Dec 13 10:52:02 PST 2007
On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> This thread was called "results of ports re-engineering survey" but I figured
> I would start a new thread.
> On Dec 12, 2007, at 6:45 AM, Ade Lovett wrote:
>> We *know* it can be done better. We *know* the scaling limits of the
>> current system, and most of us are completely amazed it even still works.
>> If y'all want to make a difference, concepts and ideas we have plenty of.
>> Code talks.
> Out of curiosity, are any of these shortcomings documented anywhere? I have
> been using ports on my home machine for a long time and I've never
> had any problems with it. I assume the issues come into play when you work
> with multiple systems you are trying to keep in sync, etc.
> I would be interested in reading about some of the limitations people have
> run into when using ports.
Notable with the new modular Xorg is the speed of changes
(install/deinstall/clean) when there are a lot of ports installed.
Before modular xorg, 400 ports installed was a lot. 700 now is not
Some profiling looking for areas which could benefit from speed
optimization would be useful. That may have already been done but not
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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