FreeBSD 5.3 Questions
joshua.lokken at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 15:54:19 PST 2004
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:46:59 -0800, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 02:00:33PM -0600, Joshua Lokken wrote:
> > > > 4) I installed portupgrade from the port, and built the database using
> > > >
> > > > 'pkgdb -f', but whenever I run portupgrade or portversion, it
> > > > displays a message "Generating INDEX.tmp - please wait.." and hangs
> > > > there forever. How do I fix this?
> > >
> > > it probably isn't hanging, but actually generating a new INDEX for you.
> > > solutions to this have been discussed ad nauseum in several of mailing
> > > lists.
> > It may not be hanging, but I've got the same behavior on a fresh 4.10
> > box at home, it chugs away for awhile, then the 'make' process(es)
> > just sit there doing absolutely nothing forever.
> Of course, it's neither doing "absolutely nothing" nor does it take
Indeed. I watched the make procs for awhile in top, and about
every 30 seconds or so, one make process would show 'SELECT'
momentarily, then go back to wait, using virtually no CPU, and I
observed that behavior for 30 minutes before I got tired of it...
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