portupgrade slow?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Sep 8 06:59:56 PDT 2005

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> I was upgrading an old machine (P-II 233), and tried to use portupgrade to
> update the installed ports.
> However, it is now only building portupgrade's own _index_ for the building
> and that takes hours already. 
> I know it is a lot of metadata in a lot of files, but this is _really_
> extreme. Why is portupgrade so horribly, horribly slow?

Doing "make index" can take a great deal of time; it's not portupgrade 
directly.  You are probably going to want to do a "make fetchindex" from 
/usr/ports instead.  If you get portupgrade itself updated, it will do a 
fetchindex instead...


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