pkg_* slow?

Christopher Nehren apeiron+usenet at
Sun Mar 27 12:08:10 PST 2005

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On 2005-03-27, Alfred Perlstein scribbled these
curious markings:
> The actual problem is when pkg_delete is used to delete a package
> as well as when the port is "registering installation" is when it
> appears to walk the /var/db/pkg/ directory.  The problem can be
> seen on my machine if you install/deinstall the deskutils/logjam
> port.

I've seen this on this box which has 700(!) or so packages installed at
all times. Installing, say, a GNOME application can take more time to
register the package than it does to build it[1] (I've seen five minute
package registrations before). But since no one's provided a patch to
fix things (hint, hint), I'm content to use the best (albeit slow)
package management available. :)

[1]: You can only imagine how long it took me to update to GNOME 2.10.

Best Regards,
Christopher Nehren
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