pkg_* slow?

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
Sun Mar 27 04:59:06 PST 2005

I noticed that ports are very slow lately, what I realized
is that the pkg_* tools on my machine spend a huge amount of
time walking the /var/db/pkg/* files stat(2)'ing them and doing
other operations.

This gets really slow when one has 500+ packages installed.

Is there any reason it's donig all this work?  Any ideas on
how it could be avoided?  

- Alfred Perlstein
- Research Engineering Development Inc.
- email: bright at cell: 408-480-4684

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