portupgrade and index
Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at cox.net
Mon Nov 29 21:27:55 PST 2004
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:57:34 -0800, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 10:48:29PM -0500, dave wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've got a box that runs portupgrade to keep the most current
> > ports.
> > I've lately switched to make fetchindex vs. portsdb -uU which goes
> > much faster. My problem is whenever i do a make search for a port
> > the index.5 file is regenerated and that takes an extremely long
> > time. I was wondering if this is normal behavior, and what if
> > anything i could do to speed it up?
> make fetchindex
You can also increase the concurrency of "portsdb -U"/"make index" by
setting INDEX_JOBS in /etc/make.conf. The default number of parallel
jobs is 2. Increasing this to, say, 8, will save some time in building
You can save yourself a lot of headaches if you do a nightly cvsup via
cron and rebuild the index at that time.
Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at cox.net> -- "In Unix veritas"
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