editors/vim -- long fetch times

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 8 10:33:14 PDT 2007

Jeremy Chadwick píše v po 08. 10. 2007 v 01:47 -0700:

> Simply put: the time it takes for "make fetch" to complete in
> editors/vim gets worse and worse as more patches are released:
> icarus# cd /usr/ports/editors/vim-lite && make distclean
> icarus# time make fetch
> ...
> 10.801u 3.297s 6:16.33 3.7%     568+1347k 0+52io 0pf+0w
> That's over 6 minutes to fetch 116 patches and the base vim tarball,
> totalling about 7MBytes of data:

> Solutions as I see them:

> * Provide "snapshots" of the vim patches as a tgz-ball somewhere.
>   Have "make fetch" download that and untar it into DISTFILES/vim/.
>   Snapshots would need to be updated every time a new patch was added.

vim people already do that - they do a rollup tarball every 100 patches.
See at http://ftp.vim.org/pub/vim/patches/7.1/

> * Modify fetch(1) as described above.

Wouldn't help - the ports framework is getting one distfile at a time.

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
              <pav at FreeBSD.org>
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