portupgrade slow?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Sep 8 10:37:41 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:51:22PM +0200, 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?

As others have pointed out, it's not portupgrade.  Make sure you are
using the latest version, because I thought portupgrade stopped
building the INDEX quite a while ago (soon after 'make fetchindex'

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