6-Release Beta 5: extremely slow installation in VMWare 4.52
Christoph.Sold at Bahn.de
Fri Sep 23 03:41:49 PDT 2005
Scott Long <scottl <at> samsco.org> writes:
> Christoph Sold wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > trying to install 6-stable in a VMWare 4.5.2 WS installation, running on
> > an 1.6 GHz Celeron CPU.
> > After 3 hours, it still extracts scontrib into /usr/src directory.
> > On tty 3, top tells cpio ist in vlruwk state for ages.
> > CPU states: 0.1% user, 0.0% nice, 0.4% system, 0.8 interrupt, 99.5% idle.
> > Installing Beta 4 went flawlessly, so I guess some filesystem change
> > since then is the culprit.
> > Regards,
> > Christoph Sold
> We mostly have reports on VMWare 5, not 4, so given those reports I'm
> surprised that it works at all =-) I can't think of anything that has
> changed that would be a smoking gun. In fact, debugging was removed
> from BETA5, so it _should_ go faster, not slower. Do you have the
> ability to install BETA4 and then incrementally update the source tree?
> That might be a good way to find out what happened.
Unfortunately, our corporate firewall blocks anything but http/port80,
https/port443. Thus, neither CVS nor CVSup are an option. in addition, the
install is still running after 24 hours. At this time, the full install churns
slowly against ports/x11-themes.
I'll grab a cvs repository at home, but do not expect results before Tuesday,
since I'm on vacation this weekend.
One more hint: "calcru: runtime went backwards..." pops up once or twice for
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